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Matthew Barney & Joseph Beuys: All in the Present Must Be Transformed
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition, this catalogue examines key affinities between Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys who, though separated by generation and geography, share many aesthetic and conceptual concerns. Lavishly illustrated throughout, it focuses on the artists' metaphoric use of materials, their interest in metamorphosis, their employment of narrati ...more
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Guggenheim Museum
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a book about the exhibition, its actually very interesting , it almost seems like barney has been making molds of beuys work, of coursec i know that not true at all, i think they come form completely different places, beuys' preoccupation with ecological ideas has little to do with barneys masterbatory aesthetics , pretty cool nonethelss
The show was brilliant, and the book couldn't fail to be insightful and worthwhile. That being said... I felt that the writing focused on certain similarities while failing to explore other themes, like gender, that are absolutely relevant and enriching.
Matthew Barney is an American artist who works in sculpture, photography, drawing and film. His early works were sculptural installations combined with performance and video. Between 1994 and 2002 he created the Cremaster Cycle, a series of five feature-length films described by Jonathan Jones in The Guardian as "one of the most imaginative and brilliant achievements in the history of avant-garde ...moreMore about Matthew Barney...