International Lecture Series

Simon Starling

In elaborately staged journeys and installations, British artist Starling creates breathtaking relationships that enact cyclical, sometimes absurd, detours across geography and time. “When I’m making art,” says Starling, “I’m thinking up novels in a way. Whether things I’m telling are true or not … I’m involved in an activity which is similar to that of a narrator.” Starling’s works draw out an array of ideas, revealing previously hidden relationships between art, nature, economics, history, and place. Starling has exhibited widely including a solo exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, and was awarded the Turner Prize in 2005.