Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Matthew Barney Prayer Sheet with the Wound and the Nail Exhibition

Opening on June 12th 2010 at Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland is an exhibition related to Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint series. The exhibition, titled Prayer Sheet With the Wound and the Nail is curated by Matthew Barney collaborator and Ny based author, Neville Wakefield. Including 16 sculptures, drawings, videos, and a “Drawing Restraint Archive” of videos which has recently been acquired by the Laurenz Foundation, Wakefield says these artworks will be juxtaposed with 15th and 16th century prints to “draw parallels, not only with the trials and tribulations of mark-making, but with Christian iconography and Matthew’s representation of the body in extremes.” The exhibition will coincide with Art Basel in June from the dates 14th, 16th and 17th June 2010.

The videos of Drawing Restraint series 2, 7 and 11 are on the Schaulager site here.

You can read Matthew Barney The Cremaster Cycle 1994-2002 here.

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