Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT at MOCA Los Angeles | ITSLIQUID

Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT at MOCA Los Angeles

Art | July 21, 2015 |

001Image courtesy of Alexis Dahan

Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT at MOCA Los Angeles

Nearly 7 years in the making, Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT is Barney‘s largest filmic undertaking since his renowned five-part epic The Creamaster Cycle (1994 to 2002). The film has been co-produced by Matthew Barney and the Laurenz Foundation. The eponymous exhibition brings together 14 large-scale sculptures weighing up to 25 tons, drawings, photographs, and vitrines that were inspired by or made in conjunction with the film. 002Image courtesy of Alexis Dahan

MOCA‘s presentation of the exhibition will include new works made since the film’s premiere, which exemplify Barney‘s continued exploration of its themes. These works serve as physical manifestations and remnants of the ideas and performances throughout the titular symphonic film collaboration with composer Johnathan Bepler.

003Image courtesy of Alexis Dahan

Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT is largely inspired by Norman Mailer‘s epic novel Ancient Evenings from 1983, and draws its fantastical imagery from a wide range of sources including: Mailer’s life and work, ancient Egyptian mythology, and the rise and fall of the American auto industry


MOCA Los Angeles: Exibition
13 september 2015 – 18 january 2016



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