Gallery

Exhibition


Simon Starling: At Twilight
(After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation)

October 14, 2016—January 15, 2017

At the height of WWI, poet W. B . Yeats collaborated with members of the avant garde to stage his Japanese noh inspired dance play At the Hawk's Well (1916). To mark its centennial, Turner Prize winner Simon Starling reinterprets this production in an exhibition that illustrates the impact of noh on Western Modernism. Newly created masks, costumes, and a dance on video are paired with works by the 20th-century masters connected to Yeats' play, bringing to life Starling's irrepressible inventiveness.

This exhibition was organized by Japan Society in collaboration with The Common Guild (Glasgow, Scotland).  


Exhibition-Related Programming

Image-in-Focus Series

Select Sundays at 2 PM, through January 14, 2017.

Energetic, 20-minute talks by leading curators, writers, artists, and specialists of Japanese art and culture, offering their unique perspectives on highlights from Simon Starling: At Twilight.

Selected Works

Audio Tour

Listen to the audio tour of Japan Society's fall exhibition, Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation), on view through January 15, 2017. Narration by Michael Chagnon, Ph.D., Curator of Exhibition Interpretation. Check out the full audio tour here.




Video







Catalogue



Purchase the catalogue for Simon Starling: At Twilight, available for purchase online or at the Welcome Desk. Designed by graphic design collective Åbäke to accompany the exhibitions at The Common Guild July 2—September 4, 2016 and 'At Twilight (After W.B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation)' at Japan Society, New York October 14, 2016—15 January, 2017.


Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation) is generously supported by Chris A. Wachenheim and the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation.



Audiovisual equipment is generously donated by NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.



Additional support is provided in part by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Danish Arts Foundation.

     

Exhibitions at Japan Society are made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund, the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, and Friends of the Gallery.

Arts & Culture Lecture Programs are made possible by funding from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund, and the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation. Additional support is provided by Chris A. Wachenheim and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

Image (Japan Society Homepage): 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).

Above: Simon Starling, At Twilight / Mask of W.B. Yeats / Mask of Ezra Pound (After Gaudier-Brzeska), 2016. Masks by Yasuo Miichi; Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow.

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