Magazine article The Spectator

CULTURE NOTES - Never the Same

Magazine article The Spectator

CULTURE NOTES - Never the Same

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Simon Starling's art often involves some form of recycling - his controversial 'Shedboatshed' won the 2005 Turner Prize - and his 'new' exhibition at Camden Arts Centre (until 20 February) is no different.

Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts) is Starling 's selection of 30 artists' works exhibited at the centre over the past 50 years, installed in the same positions they originally occupied, juxtaposed with three new pieces referencing time by Sean Lynch, Jeremy Millar and Michael Stevenson.

A Francis Bacon painting is modestly hung next to a striking Egyptian-style chair (c.1884) by Liberty & Co, while Francis Upritchard's 'Sloth Creature' (2005), above, is contrasted with Lynch's photographs of crab s that inhabit ruins of the DeLorean car - once the epitome of technological advancement. …

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