NEWSText: Ayumi Yakura

Simon Starling, Still from At Twilight / The Hawk’s Dance (Choreographed by Javier De Frutos in association with Scottish Ballet), 2016. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow

The solo institutional debut in New York City of 2005 Tuner Prize-winning artist Simon Starling’s major new installation is on view at the Japan Society Gallery in New York until January 15th, 2017.


Starling’s fusing of historical and archival research with classical, modern and contemporary artworks at Twilight illuminates the impact of traditional Japanese art upon the Western avant garde, its ongoing inspiration of new modes of expression and the ability of art continuously evolve in ways that defy geographical borders.

For inspiration, Starling looked back to the early 20th century and W.B. Yeats’s dance play At the Hawk’s Well, which was greatly inspired by Japanese noh and premiered in 1916. Starling reproduced masks and costumes in collaboration with Japanese master mask makers. At Twilight reimagines Japan Society’s galleries as an immersive theatrical environment for visitors.

Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats’ Noh Reincarnation)
Date: October 14th, 2016 – January 15th, 2017
Open: 11:00 – 18:00 (Friday till 21:00)
Closed on Mondays
Place: Japan Society Gallery
Address: 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017
Tel:+1 212 715-1258

Text: Ayumi Yakura

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