Nottingham Contemporary presents Turner Prize-winner Simon Starling’s largest exhibition in the UK to date. The exhibition will include a new artwork developed in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, of which Starling is an alumnus and a number of Starling’s major projects, most of which have not been presented in Britain before. Industry is a motif running through the selection – from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution to China’s industrial dominance and hi-tech industries today. This exhibition will revisit the art of the aristocratic Grand Tours of the 17th and 18th centuries through Starling’s contemporary vision, featuring a collaboration with Derby Museum which will see Joseph Wright’s The Alchymist Discovering Phosphorus in Nottingham Contemporary’s galleries.
The exhibition is part of The Grand Tour season two, part of the Cultural Destinations programme.