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All-day screening of The Cremaster Cycle at the Portland Museum of Art
We covered it in detail last week, but don't forget the all-day screening of Matthew Barney's The Cremaster Cycle today at Movies at the Museum...
| November 17, 2010
Eight years after its completion, The Cremaster Cycle , Matthew Barney's interminable multi-media opus, continues to befuddle and intrigue audiences.
Matthew Barney's seven-hour Cremaster Cycle descends in the Portland Museum of Art
| November 12, 2010
Stuff and nonsense
Despite millions in production design, Peter Strietman's splendid photography, and some witty if trance-inducing music by Jonathan Bepler, the six and a half hours of Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle is sheer movie tedium, inert and unmoving, broken u
Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle returns
| June 25, 2010
A walk on the wild side
Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one
The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
| February 19, 2010
Fresh fruit and vegetables
The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
| January 01, 2010
Wizards and masterpieces
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
| November 06, 2009
One of the great themes in America is nostalgia for the "good old days," which flame into being and then fade into the distance.
Landscape nostalgia, plus climate, the nature of community, and drawing show #21
| October 09, 2009
Under the sea
Andrew Mowbray climbs through the hatch at the back of a white diving bell.
Andrew Mowbray at Space Other, ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom
| June 27, 2007
Extremely . . .
Björk has made a career out of exploring extremes.
Björk rewards — and punishes
| May 21, 2007
Dir En Grey filled the token “foreign-language weirdos” slot — former home of Rammstein — on last year’s Family Values Tour.
Dir En Grey’s extreme metal
| January 30, 2007
Matthew Barney: No Restraint
For an artist/filmmaker best known for impenetrable, high-budget, art-gore-sex-sculpture movies, Matthew Barney comes across as a pretty approachable dude in Alison Chernick’s documentary about his Drawing Restraint 9 .
Bjork, jelly, and Japanese
| January 24, 2007
Childhood in America comes under the artist’s gaze in Pine Flat , the fifth film by Sharon Lockhart, and it’s examined with precision and attention to detail.
Sharon Lockhart’s ‘Pine Flat’ at Harvard, Frank Gehry and Matthew Barney Films at the MFA
| August 17, 2006
Jim Finn’s pseudo-documentary about a fictitious East German space program injects a Godardian pastiche with Aki Kaurismäki’s deadpan absurdity and a little Matthew Barney pretentiousness.
Deadpan pseudo-documentary turns tragic
| June 07, 2006
Drawing Restraint 9
Oddball performance artist Matthew Barney’s new vanity project is misguided, derivative, and overstated but often arresting.
Bloated yet intriguing work from Björk's husband
| May 26, 2006
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