Friday, April 24, 2009

Matthew Barney to Perform at Art Basel

Matthew Barney's Guardian of the Veil will be presented at this summer's Art Basel as part of “Il Tempo del Postino”, a series of performance works directed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija. There will be three presentations of “Il Tempo del Postino,” on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 10 – 12, 2009 at 8.30 pm at Theater Basel.

In addition to Barney's performance, "Il Tempo del Postino" will include pieces by Doug Aitken, Tacita Dean, Trisha Donnelly, Olafur Eliasson, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Koo Jeong-A, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal and Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Thomas Demand.

More information is available on the Art Basel web site. Tickets are priced from Swfr80-200 ($68-$171) and may be purchased HERE. We anticipate this event will sell out quickly, so buy your tickets soon if you are planning to attend Art Basel.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Matthew Barney Theater 3000

The EFA Project Space in New York City is holding an event on Thursday, April 23 called The Glorified Docent, a screening of bootlegged art films with live color commentary from guest critics based on the structure of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), the American cult television comedy series that aired from 1988 to 1999. EFA has not released a list of the films they will be showing, but rumor has it that at least one Cremaster film will be screened. The guest critics include Art Fag City, David Coggins, Bill Cole, Steve Dumain, the Eh-Team, Sarah Hromack, Lady Rizo, Nathan Shafer, and others. The screening follows a panel discussion (titled "The Future of Panel Discussions") that starts at 6:00 PM.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Joseph Kosuth Vs. Matthew Barney

Cremaster fanatic Carolyn emailed us to let us know that she has posted a (bootleg) video of Laurina Paperina's animation Joseph Kosuth Versus Matthew Barney, as seen at the Pulse Art Fair in New York a few weeks ago. You can see the video here and more of Laurina's artwork here.