Talks + Events
Tuesday 12 December 2017 | 6.30pm
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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present Simon Starling in the fourth talk in the Masterclass Series. The Masterclass Series invites visiting international artists to participate in public talks and a series of sessions which engage with TBG+S Studio Artists on collective, as well as, one-to-one basis.
British artist Simon Starling intertwines an assortment of materials and found objects in his installations, sculptures, films, and photographs, which are backed by extensive study and labour. Starling delves into universal and specific issues, including the relationship between man and nature, the history of modern art, the life and work of famous artists such as Henry Moore and Constantin Brancusi, and the human drive to explore and impose order on the world. His projects are layered with references to multiple sources. He won the Turner Prize in 2005 for Shedboatshed, a project that involved taking a wooden shed, turning it into a boat, sailing it down
the Rhine, then turning it back into a shed. His works address transformations and transmissions across time and space.
Although they are based in fastidious research, there is often madness in their method. Starling describes his work as “the physical manifestation of a thought process.”
Simon Starling was the recipient of the 2005 Turner Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include The Liminal Trio plays the Golden Door, Casey Kaplan, New York (2016) and institutions such as The Japan Society, New York (2016); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2016); Rennie Collection, Vancouver (2016); Nottingham Contemporary, England (2016); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2016); Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2015); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec (2015), and Tate Britain, London (2013).