Water Cast 6, 2015


Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney

Water Cast 6, 2015


130,8 x 200,7 x 299,7 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Matthew Barney © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Œuvres de Gerhard Richter :

Lilak  (1982)

Flow (933-6), 2013 et Flow (933-4), 2013

Gudrun  (1987)

Matthew Barney, Water Cast 6  (2015)

Trisha Donnelly, Untitled  (2014)

Pierre Huyghe, Cambrian Explosion 10  (2014)

© Matthew Barney © Gerhard Richter © Trisha Donnelly

© Pour l'œuvre de Pierre Hughe: Adagp, Paris, 2018

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

De gauche à droite:

Pierre Huyghe, Cambrian Explosion 10 (2014)

Sigmar Polke, Nachtkappe I  (1986)

Mark Bradford, Reports of the rain (2014)

Matthew Barney, Water Cast 6  (2015)

JamesLee Byars, The Halo  (1985)

Jacqueline Humpries, Untitled (2007)

Collection de la Fondation Louis Vuitton

Pour l'œuvre de Pierre Huyghe : © Adagp, Paris, 2018

© The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Mark Bradford

© Matthew Barney © The estate of James Lee Byars © Jacqueline Humpries

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Œuvres d'Yves Klein :

IKB 81, Monochrome bleu sans titre (1957)

SE 231, Sculpture éponge bleue sans titre (1960)

RE 46, Relief éponge bleu sans titre (1960)

James Lee Byars, Is (1989)

Matthew Barney, Water Cast 6 (2015)

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Matthew Barney

© The estate of James Lee Byars © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

With Water Cast 6, Barney entered a new stage in his work.

The branch-like shapes of the sculpture were achieved by the violent impact of molten bronze as it came into contact with a wet mixture of clay and water, generating an alchemic explosion of abstract forms. Part of a group of 14 sculptures placed directly on the floor, this work relates to Barney’s film River of Fundament (2008-2014), a homage to Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings that offers a re-reading of the myth of Osiris against the background of the American automotive industry. Combining performance and metamorphosis, part lyrical, part abstraction, the Water Cast series generates a powerful diversity of forms with the subtleties of goldsmithing.

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Matthew Barney

Born in 1967, in New York
Lives and works in New York (United States)

One of the most important figures in contemporary art, Matthew Barney became known to a wide public through his cycle of five films, Cremaster, in which he appears to metamorphose into different animal and human forms within a striking, dreamlike, baroque world. His vast, monumental work questions issues of gender, cyborgs and mutant humanity.
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