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Milwaukee Art Museum originates Taryn Simon survey of three major projects

MILWAUKEE, WI.- The Milwaukee Art Museum will originate an exhibition of work by New York–based photographer Taryn Simon this Thursday, September 22, 2011. Simon’s photographs and writings—the result of a long process of research and investigation—present a dizzying array of visual and verbal information. The exhibition, Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts, is a selective overview of three major projects Simon executed between 2002 and 2010. Collectively displayed, they underscore the invisible space between language and the visual world—a space in which translation and disorientation continually occur. *The Innocents (2002) questions photography’s function as a credible eyewitness and arbiter of justice through portraits of individuals who were convicted of violent crimes they did not commit. *An American Index of the Hidden and