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Over the course of about ten years, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Matthew Barney met several times to discuss Barney's past work, current projects and his plans for the future. The resulting collection of interviews provides a rare insight into how the work and working method of one of the most prominent artists of a generation has developed over time, and uncovers the ideas, influences and collaborations that lie behind his multi-layered and multimedia creative output. The conversation covers all of his major pieces to date, from the internationally acclaimed Cremaster cycle to the somewhat less well-known Drawing Restraint series, as well as looking at particular projects in more detail, such as the recent "Khu" performance and Barney's participation in Il Tempo del Postino, curated by Obrist at the 2007 Manchester International Festival.
Paperback, 126 pages