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    Matthew Barney in conversation

    On show at Hayward Gallery from May to July 2021, Redoubt was Matthew Barney’s first solo museum presentation in the UK in over a decade.

    In an accompaniment to what The Observer called, 'a 21st-century version of the American sublime’, the artist recently joined Hayward Gallery Curator Cliff Lauson for a virtual in conversation about the exhibition.

    The pair discuss how Redoubt, its film, sculptures and electroplates, evolved; the exhibition as a ‘portrait of place’; and how Barney approaches and combines his roles as artist, director and performer in his film work.

    Matthew Barney in headphones joins a video call from his studio
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    ‘I tend to decide to put myself into the film when I can see that there’s a task I know I want to carry out, or I feel like I could best to carry out.’

    Matthew Barney
    Mark Blower
    Matthew Barney: Redoubt

    Matthew Barney: Redoubt was at Hayward Gallery from 19 May until Sunday 25 July, 2021.