Matthew Barney & Ariana Reines on art & mysticism
Matthew Barney is an artist based in New York, USA. Over the past two decades, he has made work that encompasses filmmaking, performance, drawing, painting and sculpture. His most recent body of work, Redoubt, will be the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, UK, in spring 2021, having first been presented at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA, and at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, in 2019.
Ariana Reines is a poet and Obie-winning playwright. A SAND BOOK (2019) won the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Prize and was longlisted for the National Book Award. She has created performances for the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, and many others, and has taught at Yale, NYU, Columbia and UC Berkeley. In March 2020, while a Divinity student at Harvard, she created INVISIBLE COLLEGE, an experiment that continues.
Image Credit: Matthew Barney, Redoubt, 2018. Production still. Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning.Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Sadie Coles HQ, London