Saturday, March 13, 2010

Drawing Restraint in Basel this June.

The Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland will host an exhibition related to Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint series from June 12 - October 3. The exhibition, titled Prayer Sheet With the Wound and the Nail is curated by Barney collaborator Neville Wakefield. It will include 16 sculptures, as well as drawings, videos, and a "Drawing Restraint Archive" which has recently been acquired by the Laurenz Foundation. Wakefield says these artworks will be juxtaposed with 15th and 16th century prints to, "draw parallels, not only with the trials and tribulations of mark-making, but with Christian iconography and Matthew's representation of the body in extremis." The web site for the exhibition includes video excerpts from Drawing Restraint 2, 7, and 11.

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