Matthew Barney CREMASTER 3

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Edited by: Eine Publikation des Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York English April 2003, 200 Pages, 6 Ills. Softcover 293mm x 240mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1171-5

CREMASTER 3, first presented in February 2002, concludes Matthew Barney's CREMASTER cycle that consists of five films. He began working on the cycle in 1994. The individual parts, however, were not produced in chronological order. Each of the five films is accompanied by a publication; the present volume was uniquely designed as an artist's book by Matthew Barney and contains a multitude of photographs and film stills from CREMASTER 3. Just like the other parts of the cycle, the film manipulates narrative genres, in this case zombie films and classical gangster movies. The action is staged in the thirties' New York, Saragota Springs and Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. It revolves around a variety of topics such as the "Irish Mob", Irish-American organized crime, Freemasonry and Celtic legends - symbolizing forces that have an impact on Barney's mythological system. The film was made in the Chrysler Building and in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, which both create a type of sculptural backdrop for the dramatic plot. The artist: Matthew Barney, born 1967 in San Francisco. Graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1989. Solo exhibitions (selection) at Kunsthalle Bern (1996), Kunsthalle Wien (1997), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (1998), and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1999). Participation at Documenta IX, 1992, and at the Venice Biennale in 1993. Lives and works in New York City. Exhibition Schedule: Museum Ludwig, Cologne June 2002 - September 2002 · Musée d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris October, 10 2002 - January 5, 2003 · Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York February 14 - May 11, 2003