Monday, June 14, 2010
Matthew Barney Drawing Restraing Exhibition at Schaulager Basel
Matthew Barney's latest exhibition, entitled Prayer Sheet with the Wound and the Nail opened at the Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland last weekend and runs through October 3. The exhibition consists of videos, sculpture, and drawings related to Barney's ongoing Drawing Restraint series, which currently includes sixteen chapters. For those who can't make it to Basel, Schaulager's web site includes short clips from Drawing Restaint 2 (filmed while Barney was still a college student at Yale), 7 (satyrs wrestling in the back on a limousine in New York City), and 11 (filmed during Barney's 2005 exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan) and Vernissage TV has posted a collection of photographs on Filckr. There is also a 160-page catalog for the show (in German and English) including a discussion between Matthew Barney and the British psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips, a large-format photo-spread depicting the exhibition at Schaulager,an essay by curator Neville Wakefield (who once sailed across the Atlantic Ocean with Barney), and a bibliography for further reading. The catalog is available for 24 Euro plus shipping.