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Expressing Grief for a Living: Taryn Simon's "An Occupation of Loss" Closes at NYC's Park Avenue Armory

"An Occupation of Loss," the highly acclaimed performance piece by multi-disciplinary artist Taryn Simon, featuring professional mourners from around the world, closed on Sunday after a sold-out, two-week run at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. It was nothing short of extraordinary. I had read there would be professional mourners in silos. While not sure what that actually meant, I knew that the performance promised to deliver an exotic mix of deep emotions through sounds and instruments.
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