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In an ambitious exhibition featuring two new installation-based commissions, Taryn Simon activates the rituals of applause and the cold water plunge, examining individuals’ campaigns for public admiration, the status of physical community spaces in the digital age, and our

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In an ambitious exhibition featuring two new installation-based commissions, artist Taryn Simon activates the rituals of applause and the cold water plunge, examining individuals’ campaigns for public admiration, the status of physical community spaces in the digital age, and our persistent desire for a quick fix. Simon’s exhibition opens at MASS MoCA on Saturday,
May 26, with a reception that …

In an ambitious exhibition featuring two new installation-based commissions, artist Taryn Simon activates the rituals of applause and the cold water plunge, examining individuals’ campaigns for public admiration, the status of physical community spaces in the digital age, and our persistent desire for a quick fix. Simon’s exhibition opens at MASS MoCA on Saturday,
May 26, with a reception that evening.

Children learn to seek applause from an early age — an ambition for approval that continues to shape public performances. Clapping transmits contagiously: individuals clap to signal consensus, …

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MASS MoCA
North Adams

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1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA, US
Monday, Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm
Tuesday, Closed