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Matthew Barney

Redoubt
Film screenings at filmkunst 66, Berlin
14 September – 23 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:
Every Wednesday, 2.30pm

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