Crude thoughts and fierce forces are my state.
—Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings (1983)

Matthew Barney's River of Fundament was a sprawling, ambitious interpretation of Norman Mailer's chequered masterpiece, Ancient Evenings. It comprised a symphonic film by Barney and Jonathan Bepler, an exhibition, and a selection of Egyptian antiquities from Mona's own collection.

This exhibition was curated by the artist with David Walsh, Nicole Durling and Olivier Varenne

Matthew Barney: River of Fundament was originally curated by Okwui Enwezor and exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Generously supported by the Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager, Basel; Gladstone Gallery, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Boat of Ra, Matthew Barney
Boat of Ra, Matthew Barney
Shaduf, Matthew Barney
Shaduf, Matthew Barney
Was, Matthew Barney
Was, Matthew Barney