Matthew Barney & Elizabeth Peyton: Blood of Two

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In June 2009, the Deste Foundation in Greece opened an impressive new project space: a converted slaughterhouse on the island of Hydra. Inaugurating the space, Matthew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton collaborated on a site-specific installation composed of sculptures, drawings and paintings--mostly themed around food and flesh--and devised a performative presentation of the collaboration by housing several of their works in a vitrine that was immersed 30 feet in the sea, and then raised by divers and borne to the ...
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Overview

In June 2009, the Deste Foundation in Greece opened an impressive new project space: a converted slaughterhouse on the island of Hydra. Inaugurating the space, Matthew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton collaborated on a site-specific installation composed of sculptures, drawings and paintings--mostly themed around food and flesh--and devised a performative presentation of the collaboration by housing several of their works in a vitrine that was immersed 30 feet in the sea, and then raised by divers and borne to the project space during a twilight procession. This book records Barney and Peyton's collaboration with documentary photographs of the works and their facture, the island, the procession and installation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789609931403
  • Publisher: Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art
  • Publication date: 12/31/2010
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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