Matthew Barney: Redoubt reveals a major new direction in the work of this renowned artist and filmmaker.
Alongside a series of monumental sculptures and over forty engravings and electroplated copper plates, the exhibition includes a feature-length film.
Loosely based on the myth of Diana, goddess of the hunt, and the young hunter Acateon, who trespasses on the goddess and is punished, the film traces the story of a wolf hunt in Idaho’s Sawtooth mountain range.
Hailed as ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ by the New York Times, it brings together classical, cosmological and American myths to explore humanity’s place in the natural world as well as political currents at play in the region.
The large-scale sculptures in the exhibition are unique casts of trees harvested from a fire-damaged forest in the Sawtooth mountains.
For these sculptures and his engravings, Barney combines traditional casting methods and digital technology to create artworks of formal and material complexity that also reflect on the story told in the film.
This highly anticipated exhibition is the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the UK in over a decade.
11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.
The exhibition will be open until 7pm on Tuesday 18 February.
HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery