Chris Huen Sin Kan's paintings accumulate everyday moments into records of the physical world, a collection of which are now on view in Simon Lee Gallery's online exhibition, Puzzled Daydreams .
'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'
Matthew Barney (b. 1967) is one of America's most significant living artists; over the past two decades he has evolved a practice that encompasses filmmaking, performance, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Current and recent major exhibitions include River of Fundament, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2014, touring to the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, November 2014 — April 2015; and Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2013, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2013-2014. His solo exhibition The Cremaster Cycle, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, travelled to the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and the Musée d'Art Moder ne de la Ville de Paris. The large-scale exhibition of the entire Drawing Restraint series was organised by the 21st Century Museum for Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and travelled to Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Serpentine Gallery, London; and Kunsthalle Vienna. He has received numerous awards including the Aperto prize at the 1993 Venice Biennale and the 1996 Hugo Boss Aw ard. The artist lives and works in New York
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Matthew Barney 's Redoubt is attuned to the grandiose and the spectacular. With its sweeping aerial shots of vast landscapes, homages to mythic narrative, and use of broad archetypes in place of three-dimensional characters, the film suggests something George Lucas might produce if he ever got tired of having the script explain his films'...
But the beauty of the imagery, and the specificity of what we are shown–the precision with which Diana measures her gunpowder, the care with which Engraver sets up a tripod and easel in the snow, the quiet joy with which Electroplater mixes the chemicals of the baths into which she submerges etched plates–build an emotional power that's unusual in...
Matthew Barney ventures deep into the mountains of the American West in his solemn new film Redoubt , now playing at New York's Film Forum, which retells the ancient legend of Diana and Acteon as a contemporary ballet with wolves and weapons in the snow. As tactile as his earlier works, and structured as a series of hunts at high elevation, the...
Artist Matthew Barney returns to film this fall with his new feature Redoubt . It's smaller in scale than the cinematic work for which he's most known, such as the five-part Cremaster Cycle or the six-hour River of Fundament , but no less ambitious.
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