Simon Starling: Metamorphology

Simon Starling: Metamorphology
Library Shelf Location 18.STAR
Publication Date 2014

British conceptual artist Simon Starling (born 1967) interrogates the histories of art and science, as well as other subjects such as economic and environmental issues, through a wide variety of media including film, installation and photography. Published for his first survey exhibition at a major American museum, Simon Starling: Metamorphology highlights a fundamental principle of Starling’s practice: an almost alchemistic conception of the transformative potential of art, or of transformation as art. The Turner Prize–winning artist’s working method constitutes recycling, both literally and figuratively: repurposing existing materials for new, artistic aims; retelling existing stories to produce new historical insights; linking, looping and remaking. This catalogue accompanies an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in tandem with the Arts Club of Chicago, and features essays by MCA Chicago senior curator Dieter Roelstraete, Arts Club of Chicago executive director Janine Mileaf in collaboration with Simon Starling, and Tate Modern curator Mark Godfrey.

ISBN 9781938922350
Quantity 1
Pages 8 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 70 colour
Authors Dieter Roelstraete, Mark Godfrey, Janine Mileaf, Simon Starling, Madeleine Grynsztejn
Format Paperback
Publisher Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Related Artist Simon Starling
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality English
Language English

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