Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Matthew Barney at Haus der Kunst, Munich


Matthew Barney's exhibtion River of Fundament will be on view at Haus der Kunst in Munich from March 17 - August 17. The exhibition will contain sculptures, drawings, and other works related to Barney's recently-released six hour film of the same name, based on Norman Mailer's novel Ancient Evenings.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the film will have it's European premier at the Bavarian State Opera on March 16. Tickets are already sold out, but Haus der Kunst has promised to present additional screenings (dates tba).

On Saturday, March 15, Barney will give a talk at the museum with curator Okwui Enwezor; the conversation will be streamed live HERE starting at 6pm Munich time. Haus der Kunst will also be screening the five Cremaster films from June 3-5 and have scheduled other public programs related to the show - see the full schedule HERE

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tickets on Sale for New Matthew Barney Film at BAM


Tickets are now on sale for the premier of Matthew Barney's new film, River of Fundament, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The film, clocking in at nearly six hours (including two intermissions), will have a single daily screening from February 12 - 16. From BAM's web site:

"Visionary artist Matthew Barney makes his BAM debut with the world premiere screening of River of Fundament, a radical reinvention of Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings. In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with filmed elements of performance, sculpture, and opera, reconstructing Mailer’s hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.

The film’s central scene is an abstraction of Mailer’s wake, set in a replica of the late author’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights and featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, Ellen Burstyn, Joan La Barbara, and jazz percussionist Milford Graves. Alluring and intense, this epic, multidimensional experience is a sprawling allegory of death and rebirth within the contemporary American landscape."

Purchase tickets HERE.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

River of Fundament to have Australian Premier at the Adelaide Festival


Shortly after it's world premier at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Matthew Barney's new film River of Fundament will open at the Adelaide Festival in Australia. The film will screen on March 2 and 3. Buy tickets here.




Thursday, October 24, 2013

River of Fundament to Premier at Brooklyn Academy of Music


Matthew Barney's new film River of Fundament will premier at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this winter. There will be a single daily screening of the 5-hour film from February 12 - 16. The film's cast includes Paul Giamatti, Ellen Burstyn, Elaine Stritch, Maggie Gyllenhaal, vocalist Joan La Barbara, model and paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins (who starred in Cremaster 3), jazz percussionist Milford Graves, and John Buffalo Mailer (son of Norman Mailer, who appeared in Cremaster 2 and whose novel Ancient Evenings provided the basis for Barney's River of Fundament).


Cremaster Fanatic got to attend a day of the River of Fundament shoot last summer. We promise, we will post more about the film shoot soon! But, in the meantime, here are a few photos. The film looks like it will be epic!




Monday, September 30, 2013

October Matthew Barney Exhibitions / Screenings

California State University Long Beach will screen all five movies in the Cremaster Cycle next month, in conjunction with their exhibition of Matthew Barney's special effects collaborator Gabe Bartolos: Abhorrence and Obsession  (running through December 8). The screenings will be held on three consecutive Saturdays, October 5, 12, and 19. Ticket info and the full schedule are here.

Also next month, Matthew Barney's drawing exhibition The Subliming Vessel (aka La Chambre de Sublimation) will open at the Bibliotheque National de France in Paris on October 8. A version of the exhibition was previously on view at the Morgan Library in New York, but the French installation will include materials drawn from the BnF's collection that were not shown in New York. The exhibition includes approximately 80 drawings, created between 1988 and 2011 and related to projects from the Cremaster Cycle through the currently in-process River of Fundament. Barney will also create a new work in the Drawing Restraint series at the BnF, in a performance that will be filmed for future use. The exhibition runs through January 5.