Simon Starling

November 30, 2017
Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
“Arts & the Nuclear Age”


A screening and talk by British visual artist Simon Starling as part of the University–wide CP–1 commemoration. Since emerging from the Glasgow art scene in the early 1990s, Starling has established himself as one of the leading artists of his generation, working in a wide variety of media (film, installation, photography) to interrogate the histories of art and design, scientific discoveries, and global economic and ecological issues, among other subjects. The recipient of the 2005 Turner Prize, Starling has had major exhibitions in Kunsthallen and museums throughout the world, and his work can be found in the collections of some of the world’s leading art institutions. Starling will screen two of his recent films, Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) (2010), which documents a complex multi-media installation on the early days of nuclear energy development and the monument designed by Henry Moore that commemorates its discovery, and At Twilight, which takes as its inspiration W.B. Yeats’s 1916 play “At the Hawk’s Well.”

Presented with the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative, the Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry, the Film Studies Center, the Logan Center for the Arts, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities