The intricate work of British artist Simon Starling is the subject of the latest exhibition held at Rennie Museum. This marks the first time the Turner Prize recipient has held a solo exhibition in the West Coast since 2002. Starling’s practice explores meditations on fundamental ideas about sculpture, mass, and material, an exercise that stimulates alternative views of our modern world. His multilayered, multimedia works at the historic Wing Sang building will map a complex network of spatial and temporal journeys that dislocate the museum-goer.
Simon Starling’s (British, b. 1967) work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, including the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima; Mario Merz Foundation, Turin; The Power Plant, Toronto; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles; and the 53rd Venice Biennale. He is the recipient of the 2005 Turner Prize and the 1999 Blinky Palermo Prize. He lives and works in Copenhagen.
Rennie Museum opened in October 2009 in historic Wing Sang, the oldest structure in Vancouver’s Chinatown, to feature art from Rennie Collection. The dynamic exhibitions, showcasing works by artists from around the world, are open free to the public through engaging guided tours. The museum’s commitment to providing access to arts and culture is also expressed through its education program, which offers free age-appropriate tours and customized workshops to children of all ages.
Rennie Collection is a leading collection of contemporary art that focuses on issues related to identity, social commentary and injustice, appropriation, the nature of painting, and photography. Based in Vancouver, works in the collection are regularly loaned to institutions such as MoCA Los Angeles; the MET, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris and Tate Modern, London, among many others.
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