October 26, 2009

Two films by multimedia artist Matthew Barney to be screened

The avant-garde films Cremaster 4 and Drawing Restraint 10 by multimedia artist Matthew Barney will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in Homewood’s Shriver Hall Auditorium.

The New York Times wrote that Barney’s Cremaster movies—a series of five that were not made in numerical order— “established him as one of the most ambitious artists of his generation.”

Drew Daniel, an assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in the English Department, and one-half of the electronic music duo Matmos, will introduce the films and lead a discussion afterward.

The screenings—presented by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with Johns Hopkins’ Film and Media Studies Program and the JHU Film Society—accompany Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports, a traveling exhibition on display through Dec. 12 at UMBC.

The exhibition was organized and is circulated by iCI (Independent Curators International). The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, iCI Advocates, iCI Partners, Agnes Gund, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, and Barbara and John Robinson.