Monday, June 14, 2010
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.
The Cremaster Cycle continues on it's re-release tour across the US, opening next week at Landmark's Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All five films in the series (and Barney's Brazillian epic De Lama Lamina) will be screened daily from June 25 - July 1.
Monday, June 7, 2010
The re-release of Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle and De Lama Lamina opens for a one-week run in Los Angeles this Friday through June 17. The entire cycle (plus De Lama Lamina) will be screened each day (in numerical order rather than in the order they were filmed) at Landmark's Nuart Theater.