Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Matthew Barney "Subliming Vessel" at the Morgan Library

The New York Times has a nice article (with some photos) about Matthew Barney's Subliming Vessel drawing retrospective, on view at the Morgan Library in New York City through September 2. In addition to drawings and stroyboards for Barney's films, the exhibition includes a site-specific drawing by Barney, Drawing Restraint 20. "A few days before the opening, the artist, alone in a gallery, executed a wall drawing while hefting an Olympic-grade weight bar and using it as a graphic tool. The drawing remains, as do related props: the weight bar, a towel and containers of graphite powder, chalk and petroleum jelly."

The Morgan Library has posted a list of events being held in conjunction with the exhibition. A talk, originally scheduled for this evening (May 15), between Matthew Barney and Christian Scheidemann, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 29, at 7 pm. On May 21, Matthew Barney will speak with Paul Holdengräber at the main branch of the New York Public Library at 7 pm. Other events at the Morgan include screenings of the documentaries No Restraint on June 7 and The Cremaster Cycle: A Conversation with Matthew Barney on June 21 and gallery talks on June 1 and June 14.

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