Bigindicator

Matthew Barney

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20140912041018-dr2_1
Effectively Ineffective: Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint at the Art Gallery of Ontario   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Matthew Barney at Art Gallery of Ontario May 31st, 2014 - September 28th, 2014
Posted 9/12/14
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is currently holding an exhibition of video works by American artist, Matthew Barney. The works belong to —a long-term, ongoing project Barney started in 1987. Thus far, he has produced nineteen installments in the series, of which three—Drawing Restraint 2 (1988), 6 (1989) and 17 (2010)—are looped on display. The exhibition similarly unfolds in three parts. The Show The gallery’s visitors may harbor the expectation to immerse themselves in the hyper-visual... [more]
20140525171033-figure_4-_villar_rojas__2_
A Thousand Doors: A Journey into Knowledge and Language   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Edward Allington, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Pavel Büchler, Michael Dean, Ceal Floyer, Isa Genzken, Shuruq Harb, Nigel Henderson, Georg Herold, Susan Hiller, Hannah Hoch, Kostas Ioannidis, Valentina Karga, Jannis Kounellis, John Latham, Mark Manders, Juan Muñoz, Nikos Navridis, Giuseppe Penone, Elizabeth Price, Michael Rakowitz, Annie Ratti, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Adrián Villar Rojas, Nina Fischer and Maroan El Sani, Daniel Silver, Francis Upritchard, Paky Vlassopoulou, Jane and Louis Wilson at The Gennadius Library May 4th, 2014 - June 30th, 2014
Posted 5/25/14
On a beautiful, sunny, typically Greek day in early May, I walked up the steps to the Gennadius Library of The American School of Classical Studies, in the heart of Athens, looking forward to seeing a newly opened exhibition titled . While I attempted to decipher its flow, a woman behind me, sensing my confusion, asked if I wanted to join in with her group since they were about to begin a tour. As luck would have it, this lady was in fact Elina Kountouri, the co-curator of the exhibition and... [more]
20130709065239-install_07
WallCats   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Michele Abeles, Rita Ackermann, Antonio Adams, Bill Adams, Laura Aldridge, Graham Anderson, Araki, Cory Arcangel, Michel Auder, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Matthew Barney, Will Benedict, Olaf Breuning, Janet Burchill, Kathe Burkhart, Carter, Antoine Catala, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Cole, David Colman, Lauren Crahan, Cynthia Daignault, Lucky DeBellevue, Jake Ewert, Bella Foster, Magdalena Frimkess, Jeff Funnell, Rainer Ganahl, Paul Georges, Eric Ginsburg, Karin Gulbran, Tamar Halpern, June Hamper, John Hartman, Daniel Heidkamp, Robert Heinecken, John Hiltunen, Ann Cathrin November Hoibo, Jonathan Horowitz, Marc Hundley, Gary Indiana, Matt Keegan, Mike Kelley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Barbara Kruger, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Sadie Laska, Elad Lassry, Mark Leckey, Cary Leibowitz, Rhonda Lieberman, Beca Lipscombe, Cassandra MacLeod, Alissa McKendrick, Lucy McKenzie, Ryan McNamara, Siobhan Meow, Marilyn Minter, Dave Muller, Takeshi Murata, Eileen Neff, Laura Owens, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Eileen Quinlan, Jennifer Rochlin, Sam Roeck, Ruth Root, Kay Rosen, Jason Rosenberg, Theo Rosenblum, Gus Van Sant, Joe Scanlon, Chelsea Seltzer, Steven Shearer, David Shrigley, Patti Smith, Frances Stark, Amy Taubin, Nicola Tyson, Andy Warhol, Gia Wolff, Jordan Wolfson, B. Wurtz, Rob Wynne at White Columns June 14th, 2013 - July 27th, 2013
Posted 7/9/13
was inevitable: an art exhibition devoted to the feline as internet meme, domestic partner, and kitsch icon. Contemporary cat tropes were as bound to spill into art spaces as the boom of advertising was irresistible fodder for the “pictures generation” forty years ago.   The temptation is to dismiss The Cat Show, now on view at White Columns, as pandering: like a motorcycle exhibition or Harry Potter at the Discovery Center. The Walker Art Center presented a wildly popular Internet Cat Video... [more]
20120604125051-rondinone
Shaking things up in Amsterdam   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Matthew Barney, Melanie Bonajo, Maja Borg, Spartacus Chetwynd, Alberto de Michele, Eric de Vroedt, Niko de Wit, James Ensor, Melanie Gilligan, Adriana Lara, David Lloyd, Urs Lüthi, Philip Metten, Helio Oiticica, Ugo Rondinone, Markus Selg, Discoteca Flaming Star, Berend Strik, Toshie Takeuchi, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Tori Wrånes at de Appel arts centre May 25th, 2012 - September 23rd, 2012
Posted 6/4/12
Amsterdam is experiencing quite a cultural shake up these months. NIMk sadly shutting down for the infamous funding cuts announced earlier this year, the new and ugly Stedelijk soon to open its glass doors (September 23), and now the new De Appel building on Prins Hendrikkade. The renowned art center, formerly sitting in the hip De Pijp neighborhood, is the second cultural institution to move its headquarters to the IJ area, after the Filmmuseum left Vondelpark for its new spaceship right... [more]
20110713181737-01__7
Prints and Printed Books   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Matthew Barney, Honoré Daumier, Albrecht Dürer, George Grosz, Wassily Kandinsky, William Kentridge, Agnes Martin, Robert Motherwell, Man Ray, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andy Warhol at University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) September 10th, 2011 - July 1st, 2012
Posted 1/8/12
provides visitors an occasion to view significant prints and printed books from the museum’s permanent collection which numbers over ten thousand, and spans the history of printmaking from 1493 to the present. Prints possess a multi-valent nature—both the subject and technique embodied in an image must be considered on equal footing, one not privileged over the other. The idea expressed on paper depends upon the printer’s abilities and particular materials to realize successfully the artist’s... [more]
20101207091337-552-lisalyon_1981-150dpi
Night Work   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Matthew Barney, Tom Burr, Dan Fischer, Paul Lee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jack Pierson, Marc Swanson, Scott Treleaven, Banks Violette, Gillian Wearing at Alison Jacques Gallery January 19th, 2011 - March 19th, 2011
Posted 2/13/11
        Mapplethorpe for me, had always been someone whose work I respected by virtue of the quality of his prints, but always someone I felt indifferent to. It is much the same for certain countries that I have never had a desire to visit. It's not that they aren't interesting; just more that the sheer number of travel guides have pretty much had the place well-covered. Mapplethorpe is someone of whom there are many comprehensive travel guides but no reason for me to visit.   At... [more]
20100830134940-cremaster-1-2_592x299-230x144
Thea Nichols on the Cremaster Cycle, Joel Kuennen on De Lama Lamina   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Matthew Barney at Music Box Theatre September 3rd, 2010 - September 9th, 2010
Posted 8/30/10
    Thea Liberty Nichols on the       The cremaster is a small muscle that constantly regulates the height of the testicles and their position in relationship to the core of the male body, ensuring that the sperm within are always kept at the optimum temperature to support reproduction.  It also lends its name to Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle of five films, playing September 3-9, at the Music Box Theatre. Although Matthew Barney’s notorious Cremaster Cycle references this little... [more]
01
Culture: Yours or Ours?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Vito Acconci, Richard Artschwager, Matthew Barney, Alfredo Jaar, Mike Kelley, Sharon Lockhart, Richard Long, Richard Prince, Lorna Simpson, Tony Tasset, Gillian Wearing at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) March 13th, 2010 - September 5th, 2010
Posted 5/17/10
        It’s impossible to enter the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) current exhibition “Rewind: 1970s to 1990s, Works from the MCA Collection” without first encountering Kay Rosen’s new work Yours/ours, 2010.  Rosen’s language-based works explore the significant shifts in meaning that can happen to words or phrases when seemingly insignificant shifts in their presentation are made.  At the MCA, Rosen presents the word “YOURS” divided by the entrance to the galleries in such a way so... [more]
Hq13-mb7473d_sekhu_here__at_the_center_of_pain_is_radiance
Ancient Evenings, Ancient Rituals   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
by
Matthew Barney at Sadie Coles HQ - South Audley St January 27th, 2010 - March 6th, 2010
Posted 2/14/10
        San Francisco-born artist Matthew Barney follows his 2007 Serpentine Gallery exhibition Drawing Restraint with a really intriguing anthology of new works at Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street.  A number of vitrines contain what are described as storyboards: collections of images and ephemera. Each of the cases relates to scenarios developed from ancient Egyptian mythology. This is loosely based on the novel Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer, a re-imagining of ancient... [more]
Small_sylvia-_yellow_book-for_web
An Intimate Journey  
by
Lynne Avadenka, Matthew Barney, IAIN BAXTER&, Christian Boltanski, Campbell, Sir Anthony Caro, Vija Celmins, Ed Fraga, Susan Goethel, Jane Hammond, Chido Johnson, Dennis Michael Jones, R.B. Kitaj, David Lambert, Ronald Allen Leax, Donald Lipski, Kathleen McShane, Eric Mesko, Sabrina Nelson, Matthew Shlian, Kiki Smith, Michael E. Smith, Jill Sylvia, Stella Waitzkin, Kara Walker, Peter Williams at OUAG - Oakland University Art Gallery January 8th, 2010 - April 4th, 2010
Posted 1/20/10
In an era where our relationship with books seems to be drifting away, where most of reading has become mechanistic and a means of acquiring information and conditioned by the quickness of the ever-changing technology, the Art of the Artist Book takes us on an other-worldly journey to a place where the book is treated as a precious and aesthetic focal point for sharing intimate feelings, inspiration, dreams, social commentary and memory. The artwork in this exhibit is excitingly diverse in... [more]
Is this your profile?
Claim it!