Simon Starling

Opening tomorrow is an exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling, in the big blue and white box near the demolished Palast der Republik... otherwise know as the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin.

Friday, February 6, 2009, 9 p.m., exhibition opening of Simon Starling – Under Lime

With his installations, Simon Starling tells stories about natural and cultural processes of transformation. For the exhibition Under Lime, the artist has transplanted an Andalusian cactus to Berlin’s winter, where a converted automotive engine ensures its survival (Kakteenhaus, 2002), and created a mud-brick chamber for sensitive historical photographs (Plant Room, 2008). A balancing act between nature and culture is also integral to Starling’s newest work, for which he cut a lime branch from the nearby “Unter den Linden” boulevard in order to graft it beneath the Kunsthalle’s rafters (Under Lime, 2009).

Duration of the exhibition: February 7 to March 18, 2009.