The first comprehensive monograph on the Turner-Prize-winning artist, Simon Starling combines historical research, scientific enquiry and a deep engagement with the materials of his art. Staring creates enigmatic objects with remarkable stories behind them. At the forefront of contemporary art, Starling's work also builds on the foundations of Land art and Conceptual art, harnessing their fascination with natural and technological systems. The subject of solo exhibitions at numerous museums around the world, such as the Hiroshima City Museum of Art, Kunstmuseum Basel and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Starling's work is also regularly featured in prominent biennials, which so far have included Venice, Moscow and São Paulo. Survey by Dieter Roelstraete, Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Paperback, 160 pages, 11.4" x 9.8", Phaidon Press, 2012.
The exhibition Simon Starling: Metamorphology
is presented at the MCA May 24-Oct 5, 2014. Learn more.