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Meet the artist: Matthew Barney

Saturday June 7, 2014
2 – 3:30 pm
Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

Visionary artist Matthew Barney in conversation with Luminato Festival Artist Director Jorn Weisbrodt, and our Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Kitty Scott, on the occasion of the Canadian premiere of River of Fundament at the Elgin Theatre, and the exhibition of works from Barney’s DRAWING RESTRAINT series at the AGO.

Presented by Luminato Festival in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.


Matthew Barney was born in 1967 in San Francisco. Since 1991, his work has been presented worldwide. His most recent project, River of Fundament, is featured in a major new exhibition at Haus der Kunst, Munich, opening March 2014. Barney’s many notable solo exhibitions include: Prayer Sheet with the Wound and the Nail at Schaulager, Basel (2010); DRAWING RESTRAINT at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2008) and Serpentine Gallery, London (2007); and The CREMASTER Cycle at the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; and Artangel, London (2002). Barney was the recipient of the Europa 2000 Prize at the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993 and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1996. He lives and works in New York.

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