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.