Articles Tagged “Matthew Barney”

  • The Grand Failure that is The Bjork Retrospective at the MoMA

    Considering the lengths and Bjork’s career from the eighties through today, her collaborations with many major artists and considering this is a retrospective we were expecting quite a show to chronicle her innovations. What we saw was anything but.

  • VIDEO: Matthew Barney’s New 5 Hour Insane Opera/Film Performance showing to London.

    Erstwhile J.Crew model and father to Bjork’s children Matthew Barney is renowned as one of the strangest, most ambitious and certainly least thrifty artists in the world. His gorgeous, nauseating, head-scratchingly avant garde ‘Cremaster Cycle’ is a series of five feature length films that allegedly cost four million dollars to make.


    Seven years in the making, five and a half hours long, shot with a cast of hundreds in an abandoned RV dealership in Los Angeles, a cathedral and defunct steel mill in Detroit, and a flooding replica of Norman Mailer’s house floating on a barge down the East River – Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s River of Fundament finally debuts with a world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music tomorrow night, playing through Sunday. It’s “a story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.”


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