Matthew Barney in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Matthew Barney in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

The New York Public Library

Matthew Barney. Photo: Ari Marcopoulis.

May 12, 2013

Matthew Barney in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

co-presented by LIVE from the NYPL and
The Library for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7pm

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
42nd Street at 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

From his earliest work, Matthew Barney has explored the transcendence of physical limitations within an interdisciplinary art practice. Even an examination of his work within one mediumas is the case with Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney, The Morgan Library & Museum’s new exhibition devoted to the artist’s works on paper and Rizzoli’s new book by the same name—reveals the complexity of his creative vision. Featuring nearly one hundred drawings, the exhibition spans Barney’s career, from his earliest works on paper made in the late 1980s, to drawings created in conjunction with his epic CREMASTER Cycle, a five-part film series that also incorporated sculptures and photographs, as well as storyboards of his latest project, River of Fundament, loosely based on Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel Ancient Evenings and blending narrative cinema with opera, sculpture and live performance.

To coincide with the opening of the Morgan exhibition and release of Rizzoli’s accompanying book, Barney joins Paul Holdengräber in conversation to explore his broad imagination and wide-ranging career.

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, click here. For additional information about LIVE from the NYPL and to see a full schedule of upcoming events in the series, please visit

LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.


LIVE from the NYPL: Matthew Barney in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
RSVP for Matthew Barney in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
The New York Public Library
May 12, 2013

Thank you for your RSVP.

The New York Public Library will be in touch.


e-flux announcements are emailed press releases for art exhibitions from all over the world.

Agenda delivers news from galleries, art spaces, and publications, while Criticism publishes reviews of exhibitions and books.

Architecture announcements cover current architecture and design projects, symposia, exhibitions, and publications from all over the world.

Film announcements are newsletters about screenings, film festivals, and exhibitions of moving image.

Education announces academic employment opportunities, calls for applications, symposia, publications, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Sign up to receive information about events organized by e-flux at e-flux Screening Room, Bar Laika, or elsewhere.

I have read e-flux’s privacy policy and agree that e-flux may send me announcements to the email address entered above and that my data will be processed for this purpose in accordance with e-flux’s privacy policy*

Thank you for your interest in e-flux. Check your inbox to confirm your subscription.