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Simon Starling: At Twilight

Japan Society, New York

NOW CLOSED

(After W.B. Yeats’ Noh Reincarnation)

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.

Read Apollo’s interview with Simon Starling in the October issue and online.

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Yasuo Miichi in his studio, Osaka, Japan, photographed by Simon Starling. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow

At Twilight / Mask of Ezra Pound (After Henri Gaudier-Brzeska)

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

Still from At Twilight / The Hawk's Dance

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

At the Hawk's Well (Grayscale)

At the Hawk’s Well (Grayscale) (2014), Simon Starling. Masks by Yasuo Miichi; costumes by Kumi Sakurai/Atelier Hinode. Installation view at Yokohama Triennial 2014. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow

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