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Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney: The Artist At The Edge Of The World

The Guardian | Nancy Groves | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts

It’s midday on Sunday and I’m sitting in the “art installation suite” of a Hobart hotel opposite American artist Matthew Barney. He wears a mo...

Interview With Museum of Arts and Design's Artist-In-Residence, Derek Haffar

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

I met Derek Haffar at the Museum of Arts and Design during one of his Artist Studio hours last year. He was working on reconfigured, fragmented or broken castings of people. I walked in and convinced him to mask me.

Under the Skin

Francis Levy | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Would you be enticed by Scarlett Johansson even if you knew you were going to die? Would you be able to resist those sensual lips, even if you knew she was an alien who would destroy you?

The Cave That Inspired History's Most Creative Minds

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts

By Ella Morton Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscur...

Inhotim: Eighth Great Wonder of the Art World

Simon Watson | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

I'm currently in Brazil leading an art tour for collectors and dealers from the United States. We began our tour in the city of Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais, a state famous for agriculture and cuisine as well as its mineral resources and mining.

Inhotim: Brazil's Contemporary Art Wonderland

Zach Udko | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Zach Udko

Nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of Inhotim, Brazil's best-kept secret for lovers of contemporary art.

Want To Be In Matthew Barney's New Film?

artfagcity.com | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts

Opportunities never cease. Artist Matthew Barney is seeking volunteers ready to work a 12-hour day at the Brooklyn Navy Yards this Saturday for his la...

Why Everybody Loves Matthew Barney

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.24.2013 | Arts

"There is a space between the physical and the metaphysical," Matthew Barney said, his tall frame leaning forward as his voice lowered. "The stage. Th...

But Is It Art?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.12.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

George Shea, the head of Major League Eating, has often compared our sport to, "a ballet of the buffet." He is often ridiculed for comparing traditional art to, well, stuffing one's face for prize money and a trophy.

Before He Was Famous, This Artist Modeled For J. Crew

Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts

You may know Matthew Barney as a gruff, bearded avant-garde art darling. Or perhaps you know him in costume as a dapper mythical goat man. ...

Happy Birthday, Matthew Barney!

Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts

Today we are wishing a wonderful birthday to Matthew Barney, the visionary sculptor, filmmaker and performer behind the CREMASTER Cycle. The avant-gar...

Stupor's Steve Hughes, Washed in Dirt

Vince Carducci | Posted 06.30.2012 | Detroit
Vince Carducci

Quite often when I read mainstream American social science, I'm reminded as to how much I appreciate literature. This occurred to me again recently as I perused the latest issue of the zine called "Stupor."

Happy Birthday, Matthew Barney!

Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts

Happy birthday to one of the most influential multi-disciplinary artists of our time, Matthew Barney. His truly unhinged creativity never ceases to am...

The Great Houdini!

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Legendary magician Harry Houdini was the master of spectacle, provocation and surprise. Born Ehrich Weiss, a rabbi's son, Houdini soon became an inter...

The Perfect Art Book For Your Valentine

Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts

Nothing says "I love you... and I'm an intellectual, I swear!!!" like a thoughtful and stimulating book. Valentine's Day is stressful enough as it is,...

Artists Who Don't Make Art Still Make Millions

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

There was a time when the artist at work meant hours of solitude, piles of tossed-out failed works, and clothes covered in smudges of charcoal and pai...

PHOTOS: You Won't Guess Which Celebs Married Into The Art World

Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

You've probably heard by now that Hollywood's bad-girl-turned-good Drew Barrymore and her dreamy art consultant boyfriend Will Kopelman are now engage...

Where Do Important Artists Come From?

David Galenson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Simply put, important new artists are most likely to emerge in the same cities where important artists have emerged in the recent past. And even more narrowly, in recent decades important new artists have been most likely to emerge from the same academic institutions that have produced important artists in the past.

From Detroit, Egypt: Matthew Barney Resurrects an American God

G. Roger Denson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-09-30-Screenshot20110930at2.40.11PM.pngArt has both been proclaimed and accused of many dubious feats in the last century and a half. Now resurrecting the dead counts among them.

PHOTOS: Matthew Barney's Ancient Symbols

Posted 11.25.2011 | Arts

Matthew Barney's latest exhibit, "DJED," at the Gladstone Gallery explores Egyptian conceptions of the afterlife that Barney first tackled in his 2010...

Some Installation Artists Sell Their Work in Pieces

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

"Installation pieces are problematic," said Manhattan contemporary art gallery owner Renato Danese, an understatement if there ever was one.

Black Swan Inspired Art Exhibition

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Matthew Barney, Walead Beshty, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Katharina Fritsch, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Wade Guyton, Pierre Huyghe, Sergej Jensen, A...

PLAN ForYourArt: February 24-March 2

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Ed Ruscha's Psycho Spaghetti Westerns features wide horizontal paintings, in which landscape becomes a surreal mental construct.

On the Culture Front: Red Rooster and Sarah Small's Tableau Vivant

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Red Rooster is a real find on 125th street. Its sleek, old-world Harlem decor feels simultaneously exclusive and inviting while evoking the legend of the long defunct neighborhood bar it's named after.

Matthew Day Jackson: Artist as Stuntman

Dorothy Spears | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

"We see ourselves in order to exist," states the narrator-host, in Matthew Day Jackson's new video In Search Of, a 30-minute mock TV show, modeled aft...