Simon Starling at Nottingham Contemporary

19 March – 26 June 2016

Nottingham Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling – his largest exhibition in the UK to date and will include a selection of his installation works, many unseen in the UK before, in addition to a major new commission.

Industry is a motif running through the selection – from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution to China’s industrial dominance and hi-tech industries today.

The showcase will revisit the art of the aristocratic Grand Tours of the 17th and 18th centuries through Starling’s contemporary vision, featuring a collaboration with Derby Museums which will see Joseph Wright’s ‘The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus’ in Nottingham Contemporary’s galleries. Alchemy is an apt motif for Starling’s work: an uncanny transformation of one object or substance into another is often the focal point of his projects. Other works by Starling to be exhibited at Nottingham Contemporary include: Blue Boat Black, 2009, La Source, 2009, The Nanjing Particles, 2008 and D1-Z1, 2009.

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