Monday, May 24, 2010

Matthew Barney and Bjork Perform With Marina Abramović at MoMA

Cremaster Fanatic Al sent us a link to these photographs of Matthew Barney, Bjork, and their daughter Isadora sitting with artist Marina Abramović as part of her performance The Artist Is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In this performance, Abramović sits silently across from museum visitors. Isadora sat with her for three minutes, Bjork for four, and Matthew Barney for eight.

Follow up: New York Magazine reports that Marina Abramovic, "agreed to begin her performance early, specifically to accommodate Björk, Matthew Barney, and their young daughter."

All photos by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marina Abramović

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Matthew Barney Toasts Beaver, Err. . . Nancy Spector

Bomb Magazine has posted images and audio from its recent 29th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction at The National Arts Club in New York City. Follow the link and scroll down to listen to Matthew Barney's toast to honoree Nancy Spector (curator of his Cremaster retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum), including a somewhat lengthy exposition on the habits of beaver.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Matthew Barney Modeling Photographs

As every Cremaster Fanatic knows, Matthew Barney helped pay his way through Yale by modeling for catalogs such as J. Crew. We have recently obtained a small archive of Barney's fashion/catalog work from this period and posted the images on Follow the links below to see Barney's modeling work for J. Crew, Macy's and Le Coq Sportif, and others.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Matthew Barney at IFC FIlm Center New York

The Cremaster Cycle is coming to the IFC Film Center in New York City from May 19 - June 3. One ticket will admit you to a double-feature of Cremaster 1 & 2 or Cremaster 4 & 5, or a single screening of Cremaster 3. There is also a special ticket available for $30 that will allow you to watch the consecutive screenings of all five films. Matthew Barney, himself, will appear for a Q&A following the 7pm screening of Cremaster 4 & 5 on May 20. This show will probably sell out quickly, so buy your tickets now! For more information (or to order tickets), visit the IFC Film Center web site.