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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


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Matthew Barney

CATASTERISM. A film by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler
International Streaming Premiere: 12 – 26 June 2022
Live from 12 June 2022, 2 pm (CEST)

CATASTERISM, a new film by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, will be presented by Schaulager | Laurenz Foundation as a streaming premiere during Art Basel. CATASTERISM was written and directed by Matthew Barney with music by Jonathan Bepler. This film will go live internationally on 12 June, 2 pm (CET) and will only be available for two weeks on www.catasterism.net until 26 June 2022.

In September 2021, Barney and Bepler presented a live performance at Schaulager titled ‘Catasterism in Three Movements.’ CATASTERISM draws from documentation of those performances, and expands the narrative with cinematic scenes filmed in the galleries and workspaces of Schaulager. The film elaborates on the characters’ private rituals, and deploys forensic examinations of artworks within Schaulager to evoke connections between the material qualities of art objects and the ephemeral qualities of the music. The project continues Barney’s and Bepler’s long history of collaborative projects with distinguished musicians in experimental and unconventional settings.

Watch the film here

Schaulager


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