Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Art Unlimited 2018 | Matthew Barney - Partition 2002 / 2018

Matthew Barney's Partition is a full-scale bar, originally sculpted from petroleum jelly, that has been transformed into a monumental sculpture in cast plastic. The installation is relating to his film Cremaster 3 (2002) and is a combination of the form of a traditional Irish bar with that of a plumb level, which is one of the principal symbolic tools of freemasonry. Barney allowed the latent disintegration to begin before he casted the bar in plastic.
This process of collapse is now fixated in this sculpture, which makes it very interesting to look at, as partly you can still see how sharp and perfect it used to be and partly it has melted to the ground beyond recognition.

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