Matthew Barney (books/catalogue – DVD – Multiple Limited Edition –



Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint Vol.1, 1987-2002, € 70,00

Author(s): Francis McKee, Hans Ulrich Obrist                                                                            

edition dated 2005 24x17cm (HxL) – 96 pag. English


Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint Vol. 2, € 70,00

Texts by Yuko Hasegawa, Luc Steels and Shinichi Nakazawa

Published on the occasion of the exhibition:


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan                                     edition dated 2005, 6.75 x 9.5 inches – 164 pag. English

All in the Present Must Be Transformed Barney and Beuys

 All in the Present Must be Transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys.
Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim (2006).

€ 200,00

Edited by Nancy Spector with contributions by Spector, Christian Scheidemann, Mark Taylor, and Nat Trotman
Published in 2006
164 pages, fully illustrated
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

All in the Present Must Be Transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys examines key affinities between these two seminal twentieth-century artists, who, though separated by generation and geography, share many aesthetic and conceptual concerns. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, it focuses on the two artists’ metaphoric use of materials, their interest in metamorphosis, their employment of narrative structures and the relationship between action and documentation in their work. The exhibition, whose content is drawn largely from the Guggenheim’s substantial permanent collection, pairs a selection of drawings and vitrines by both artists, as well as Barney’s multipart sculpture, “Chrysler Imperial” (2002) from Cremaster 3, with Beuys’ installation “Terremoto” (1981). The book examines the performative side of both artists’ practices, as evidenced by the way each has theatricalized his own sculptural production. In addition, it documents both artists’ one-person exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and includes an extensive selection of drawings and key comparative works.