Simon Starling


The Turner-Prize-winning artist's first comprehensive monograph


Survey by Dieter Roelstraete, Interview by Francesco Manacorda, Focus by Janet Harbord, Writings by Simon Starling


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About the book
Born in England in 1967 and now living in Denmark, Starling has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums around the world, including the Hiroshima City Museum of Art (2011), Kunstmuseum Basel (2005) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2002), and his work has been featured in major international group shows, such as the Venice Biennale (2009), the Moscow Biennial (2007) and the São Paulo Biennial (2005).

Awards include the Turner Prize (2005), the Blinky Palermo Prize (1999) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists (1999).

In the Survey, Dieter Roelstraete presents a comprehensive overview of Starling's work, examining circularity and serendipity and their relationship to historical research. For the Interview, Francesco Manacorda and the artist discuss the central role of time in his work. Janet Harbord's Focus scrutinizes Wilhelm Noack oHG (2006) as an example of material cinema. Artist's Choice is a extract from Flann O'Brien's 1996 novel The Third Policeman, a fantastical conversation about bicycles swapping atoms with their riders. Artists Writings include five project statements, all of which consist, in varying proportions, of history, science and speculative fiction.

 


About the author(s)
Dieter Roelstraete is the Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, as well as a tutor at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and at De Appel in Amsterdam.

His writing has appeared in numerous books and exhibition catalogues, and he is an editor at the magazines Afterall, A Prior and FR David.

Francesco Manacorda is Director of Tate Liverpool. Formerly Curator at the Barbican Gallery in London, where his exhibitions included 'Radical Nature' (2009) and 'Martian Museum of Contemporary Art' (2008), he is also a visiting lecturer at London's Royal College of Art.

Janet Harbord is Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her books include Chris Marker: La Jetée (2009), The Evolution of Film: Rethinking Film Studies (2007) and Film Cultures (2002).


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