International 2011 Archives
Simon Starling, Recent History
Tate St Ives, St Ives (UK)
Tate St Ives presents the first major exhibition in the UK of the work of Simon Starling sonce he won the Turner Prize in 2005. The British artist will create a major new site specific work, commissionned especially for the exhibition, as well as drawing on important works made in the last five years, almost all previously unseen in the UK.
Starling will recreate an exact, full size replica of a gallery space from the Pier Art Centre, Strmness -
Employing video, slide projections, photography and sculpture, Starling's work reveals rich, unspected and complex histories, brought to light through his forensic -
The exhibition will include The Long Ton, a sculpture featuring two rough-
One Ton II deals directly with the material world. Making explicit the huge amonts of energy used to produce tiny quantities of platinium, one ton of ore, mined from the South African open cast mine pictured in the images, was needed to produce the five handmade platinum prints that comprise the work. In this way a simple but intrinsic relationship is established between the processes and economics of mining and refining platinum, the images of the site itself, and the chemical photographic process used in the production of the work.
Exhibition 5 February -
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Simon Starling, One Ton II, 2005. Courtesy the artist and Neugerriemschneidere, Berlin. Photo: José Luis Gutiérrez
Simon Starling, Autoxylopyrocyloboros, 2006. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Continuing this interest in mining, excavation and geology, Starling will produce a new work, drawing on recent research into the Cornish China clay mines, emphasing the contemporary use of China clay in the paper industry as a glossy coating for fine papers.