Don’t Miss: Matthew Barney

November 8th, 2007
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“Drawing Restraint 9″, 2005, production still courtesy Gladstone Gallery
via Serpentine Gallery

Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint is on view at Serpentine Gallery, London until Sunday, November 11th. This exhibit has traveled from Japan to Korea, the US to the UK, and will be shown in Austria next year.

The exhibit offers a comprehensive experience of Barney’s “Drawing Restraint” series, which is performance-based and explores the idea that “form emerges through struggle against resistance” (SFMOMA). This series began in 1987 when he was still an art student, inspired by his former experience as an athlete. He created work while restraints were attached to his body.

Sculpture, drawings, photography and video are exhibited, including his feature film, Drawing Restraint 9, which was premiered at SFMOMA. For the exhibit at Serpentine, he created Drawing Restraint 16.

The exhibit ends Sunday and won’t be on view again until March 7, 2008 at Kunsthalle Vienna until June 8, 2008.

Matthew Barney
Drawing Restraint
Serpentine Gallery
September 20 – November 11, 2007
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA