Matthew Barney: Redoubt, a curator's introduction
Matthew Barney: Redoubt showcased a major new direction for the artist and film-maker.
A compelling feature-length film, at the heart of the exhibition, was presented alongside intricate sculptures and over 40 engravings and electroplated copper plates.
Here, Hayward Gallery Assistant Curator, Katie Guggenheim puts the focus on those electroplates, describing the artist’s methods in producing them, and how variations in this process informed their appearance. Guggenheim also takes a look at how the series of electroplates relate to the exhibition’s film and sculptures.
‘Transformation is one of the key themes in this exhibition, and we see a lot of transformation of metals especially, with a kind of alchemical alchemy of metallurgy going on here.’