Simon Starling’s work focuses on ideas of process and change. His interest in the transformation of functional objects questions concepts of originality and authorship in contemporary culture, confusing notions of cultural and commercial value. His work frequently involves turning originals into fakes and ready-mades into re-mades. The exhibition will consist of two new works: Rescued Rhodedendron, video documentation of a journey to return a number of rhododendron plants taken from a piece of heathland in Scotland (where they are considered weeds), to their place of origin in Spain, and a project that involves the construction of a hen house based on a museum in Bremen dedicated to modernist designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld.
Organised by Camden Arts Centre in collaboration with John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Supported by The Arts Council of England’s National Touring Programme, Duncan of Jordanstone College, The Elephant Trust, Modern institute, Neugerriemschneider, Schott Jenaer Glass GmbH and individual donations.