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Matthew Barney

Catasterism in Three Movements, performance by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler
Schaulager, Münchenstein/Basel
22 – 25 September, 8pm (CET)

Image: Matthew Barney, Elk Creek Burn, 2018, installation view: Matthew Barney: Redoubt, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2019-2020, courtesy of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Laurenz Foundation, Basel
Image: Matthew Barney, Elk Creek Burn, 2018, installation view: Matthew Barney: Redoubt, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2019-2020, courtesy of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Laurenz Foundation, Basel

During this year’s Art Basel, Schaulager presents Catasterism in Three Movements, a new work by Jonathan Bepler and Matthew Barney. The performance includes a new symphonic composition by Jonathan Bepler, to be performed as a premiere by the Basel Sinfonietta, while Matthew Barney has collaborated with dancers K.J. Holmes and Sandra Lamouche on new choreography. Holmes and Lamouche will reprise and expand on their roles in Barney’s recent film Redoubt (2018). The three-act performance will take place at Schaulager, where artwork by Barney and by the 19th-century American painter Albert Bierstadt will be on view.

The project continues the series of commissioned works that Laurenz Foundation, Basel, has initiated and enabled since its founding, alongside the major exhibitions at Schaulager.

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Matthew Barney

Redoubt
Film screenings at filmkunst 66, Berlin
14 September – 6 November 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:
Friday, 17 September, 2.30pm
Sunday, 19 September, 12pm
Sunday, 26 September, 12pm
Wednesday, 29 September, 2.30pm
Wednesday, 6 October, 2.30pm
Wednesday, 13 October, 2.30pm
Wednesday, 20 October, 2.30pm
Wednesday, 27 October, 2.30pm
Wednesday, 3 November, 2.30pm

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