Matthew Barney: Bildungsroman

 

For this exhibition Barney has created a new layout and a narrative that goes from Facility of DECLINE (1991) through The CREMASTER Cycle (1994–2002) and DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 (2005) to River of Fundament (2014). Bildungsroman, the title of the exhibition, makes use of the literary term for a coming-of-age novel, thus reflecting how the constellation of works can be read as a journey in the shaping of Barney’s artistic practice. Texts by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Therese Möllenhoff, Andrea Nitsche-Krupp, and Catherine Taft.

 

Published by Astrup Fearnley Museet