Guggenheim Museum Spring Programs / Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle

Guggenheim Museum Spring Programs / Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

February 17, 2003

Guggenheim Museum Spring Programs / Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle
Spring 2003

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th St
The Sackler Center for Arts Education

Image: Cremaster 3: Five Points of Fellowship, 2002 (detail); C-print
in acrylic frame; 54 x 44 x 1½ inches; Edition 6, 1 A.P.; Photo by Chris


This series presents contemporary artists in engaging discussions about
their practices.

Olafur Eliasson

Thursday, March 24, 6:30 pm

Liam Gillick

Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 pm


The following two program series are presented concurrently with the
Guggenheim exhibition “Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle” ( February
21 – June 11).


Cultural historians, artists, and curators discuss the interdisciplinary
role of sculpture in art today with particular reference to “Matthew

Barney: The Cremaster Cycle”. Nancy Spector, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Museum, moderates.

Cremaster 3: The Process of Making

Saturday, February 22, 3 pm

A dialogue with the team that made Matthew Barney’s Cremaster cycle
possible. Panelists: Gabe Bartalos, Prosthetic Makeup and Special
Effects Specialist; Linda LaBelle, Costume Designer, Weaver, and Fiber-Expert;
Matt Wallin, Digital Effects Specialist; Matthew Ryle, Sculpture
Fabricator, and Chelsea Romersa, Associate Producer.

Performance and the Object

Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 pm

Barney describes his entire practice – which includes performance, film,
and installation as sculptural. The relationships between these genres
will be discussed. Panelists: Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Critic; Amelia
Jones, Art Historian and Critic; Frazer Ward, Art Historian, Critic, and
Assistant Professor of Art at Smith College; and Jens Hoffmann, Writer
and Curator.

Narrative Sculpture and Sculptural Narratives

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 pm

Barney’s Cremaster cycle sculptures share a common link in that they are
derived from the multi-layered narratives of the project as a whole.
Panelists discuss how contemporary art incorporates narrative and
fantasy. Panelists: Richard Flood, Chief Curator, Walker Art Center; Molly
Nesbit, Professor, Vassar College; and Louis Neri, independent Writer and



Gabe Bartalos: Prosthetic Makeup and Special Effects

Saturday, March 15, 10 am-3 pm

Matt Wallin: Digital Visual Effects

Saturday, April 12, 3-5 pm

Matthew Ryle: Fabricating Cremaster 3

Saturday, April 12, 3-5 pm

Museum Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts John G. Hanhardt explores
how artists create with the moving image.

Constructing Narrative

Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 pm

Shaping Space and Time

Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 pm

Creating a Scene

Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

5th Ave at 89th St

The Sackler Center for Arts Education

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