Simon Starling, Inverted Retrograde Theme, Exhibition view, Secession 2001, Photo: Simon Starling

Simon Starling

May 4 – June 24, 2001

The British artist Simon Starling refers to objects or individuals in his projects, which embody the possibilities and ideas of Modernism. Based on extensive research, he elucidates the meaning of the vocabulary of Modernism, as well as the structures, on which this myth is based. By transforming auratically charged objects, reconstructing them or transferring them to different contexts and materials, he questions their original intentions and conditions. In this, unlike the avant-garde that focused on a break with history, his new definitions stress the continuation of history and its variations.


Simon Starling, born in Epsom, England, in 1967.