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Matthew Barney

Redoubt
Film screenings at filmkunst 66, Berlin
14 September – 22 December 2021

Image: Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018, production still, © Matthew Barney, courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Sadie Coles HQ, London, photo: Hugo Glendinning
Image: Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018, production still, © Matthew Barney, courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Sadie Coles HQ, London, photo: Hugo Glendinning

Matthew Barney is known for his innovative and wide-ranging artistic practice that encompasses film, performance, sculpture, photography, and drawing. Celebrated for his feature-length films such as the seminal Cremaster Cycle (1994-2002), River of Fundament (2014), and Redoubt (2018), the artist creates fantastical worlds that challenge the boundaries and politics of gender, sexuality, and their entrenched beliefs.

The five-part Cremaster Cycle (1994-2003) has been called “one of the most imaginative and brilliant works in the history of avant-garde cinema.” Along with the accompanying sculptures and drawings, the Cremaster films were the focus of the 2003 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Since then, the Cremaster Cycle has been presented in numerous international museums and cinemas. The full-length operatic film River of Fundament premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater in 2014 and subsequently toured opera houses, performance festivals, and museums on five continents.

Barney’s most recent cinematic project Redoubt premiered as part of an exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (March 2019), followed by UCCA, Beijing (September 2019) and Hayward Gallery, London (May 2021). Redoubt made its theatrical premiere at Film Forum, New York in October 2019.

In conjunction with the exhibition Matthew Barney: After Ruby Ridge at Galerie Max Hetzler, Redoubt will be screened at the cinema filmkunst 66, at Bleibtreustrasse 12, in close proximity to the gallery.

Kindly note the entry to the cinema is only possible with a proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test result.

Screening times:
15 December, 2.30pm
22 December, 2.30pm

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Matthew Barney

Special Exhibition: Matthew Barney (solo show)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
21 May – 11 September 2022

Installation view: Special Exhibition: Matthew Barney, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, © Matthew Barney, photo: Keizo Kioku
Installation view: Special Exhibition: Matthew Barney, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, © Matthew Barney, photo: Keizo Kioku

This exhibition will focus on the theme of the film Drawing Restraint 9 (2005) by Matthew Barney, who has developed the theme of Japanese culture as represented by the practices of whaling and the tea ceremony using a variety of media including film, sculpture, installation, and photography. Taking the whaling mother ship Nisshin Maru, which appears in the film as both a place and a character, the exhibition will feature Drawing Restraint 9: Cabinet of Nisshin Maru, a work in Barney’s character vitrine series, alongside six photographic works.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel, Thomas Struth et al.

Solidarity Prints for Artists at Risk

© Ida Ekblad
© Ida Ekblad

70 artists, including Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel and Thomas Struth, have come together in a call to support the NGO Artists at Risk. Each artist has donated a print to be offered in an open edition. All sale proceeds will help artists who are impacted by the war in Ukraine to gain safety by facilitating emergency travel, shelter and financial support.

This initiative was organized by Adam Broomberg in partnership with recom ART GmbH & Co. KG. 

The prints are available for sale here until 30 April.

Artists at Risk


Matthew Barney et al.

Future Bodies from a Recent Past – Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s (group show)
Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2 June 2022 – 15 January 2023

Work by Matthew Barney is included in the group exhibition Future Bodies from a Recent Past – Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s, which will be on view at the Museum Branhorst in Munich from 2 June 2022 until 15 January 2023.

This exhibition brings to life a hitherto little-noticed phenomenon in art, and more particularly in sculpture: the reciprocal interpenetration of body and technology. With more than 100 works and several large-scale installations by about 60 artists – primarily from Europe, the United States, and Japan – the exhibition focuses on the major technological changes since World War II and their influence on our ideas of the body.

Museum Brandhorst


Matthew Barney et al.

The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection (group show)
Norton Museum, West Palm Beach
5 February – 25 September 2022

Matthew Barney’s work Cremaster 1: Green Lounge Manual: A diptych from 1995 is included in the group exhibition The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection, on view at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach until 25 September 2022.

Norton Museum