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Simon Starling, At Twilight: Study for Eeyore, Ezra Pound (After Henri Gaudier-Brzeska), The Guardian of the Well (After Edmund Dulac), Michio Ito (After Isamu Noguchi), Nancy Cunard (After Constantin Brancusi), Old Man (After Edmund Dulac), Young Man (After Edmund Dulac), Rock Drill (After Jacob Epstein) and W.B. Yeats, 2014-2016 (detail)

Simon Starling: At Twilight opens October 14 at the Japan Society, New York


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.

LECTURE, Friday, October 14, 6:30 PM

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