RIVER OF FUNDAMENT
NOVEMBER 22, 2014 - APRIL 13, 2015
Crude thoughts and fierce forces are my state.
- Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings (1983)
Matthew Barney's River of Fundament is a sprawling, ambitious interpretation of Norman Mailer's chequered masterpiece, Ancient Evenings. It comprises a symphonic film by Barney and Jonathan Bepler, an exhibition, and a selection of Egyptian antiquities from Mona's own collection. Read more here.
This exhibition is curated by the artist with David
Walsh, Nicole Durling and Olivier Varenne.
Matthew Barney: River of Fundament was originally curated by Okwui Enwezor and exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich.
Generously supported by the Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager, Basel; Gladstone Gallery, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Eighteen new works representing the next generation of emerging
video artists, as selected by world-renowned artistic directors
Andrea Bellini, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Yann Chateigné. Fresh from
Geneva, the Biennale is stopping by Mona on a round-the-world tour
that will continue on to Shanghai, Paris and Venice.
This exhibition is accompanied by a free season at Cinemona>
Artists: Gabriel Abrantes, Ed Atkins, Mark Boulos, Alexander Carver & Daniel Schmidt, Benjamin Crotty, Basil Da Cunha, Tom Huett, Pauline Julier, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Donna Kukama, Arvo Leo, Felix Melia, Heather Phillipson, Li Ran, James Richards, Jeremy Shaw, Carlo Gabriele, Tribbioli & Federico Lodoli, Hannah Weinberger
Artworks originally commissioned and produced by the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, curated by Andrea Bellini with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Yann Chateigné and Olivier Varenne (Mona).
AN EVOLVING EXHIBITION, 21.01.2011
Highlights of the collection.
And lowlights. Evolving.
Christ died on the Cross for our sins. So the New Testament tells us. Hopefully I'll do something worthy of his sacrifice one day. I've got real potential when it comes to sin.
Marina Abramović seems to operate for all of us. Her sins, her excesses, her minimalist, egocentric actions define the boundaries of what it is to be human.
I would do the stuff that she does if I had the balls. And the brains. And the desperation to understand.
I'd rather be represented by a sinner than a saint.
Marina Abramović in Australia: two unique projects presented by MONA and Kaldor Public Art Projects.
More information coming soon.