Saturday, July 7, 2012

Talk Show - Matthew Barney at the Hirshhorn

Described by Jonathan Jones in The Guardian as "one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde cinema."

Curated by Jason Forrest
Total Runtime: 1:32:48

Matthew Barney (born March 25, 1967) is an American artist who works in sculpture, photography, drawing and film. His early works were sculptural installations combined with performance and video. Between 1994 and 2002 he created the Cremaster Cycle, a series of five films described by Jonathan Jones in The Guardian as "one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde cinema."[1]

 

Life and career

Matthew Barney was born March 25, 1967, in San Francisco, California. He lived in Boise, Idaho from 1973 to 1985, where he attended elementary, middle, and high school. His parents divorced and his mother moved to New York City, where he would frequently visit, and where he was introduced to the art scene.[2] In 1989, he graduated from Yale University. His earliest works, created at Yale, were staged at the university’s athletic complex. Barney lives with his partner, singer Björk, with whom he had a daughter in 2002.[3]  read more