Matthew Barney’s Manhattan Proposition

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Murderer Gary Gilmore does the Texas two-step, Master Masons experience spiritual transcendence in the Chrysler building and satyrs compete in motorcycle side-car teams. These are just a few bits of the sprawling terrain that comprises Matthew Barney’s epic film cycle Cremaster. For a rare event, the cycle will be screened in its entirety in three recurring programs at the IFC Center through June 3. And don’t miss Barney in person, tonight, May 20, before the 7:00pm and 9:25pm shows.

If you miss Barney tonight, you can also catch him Friday at the New Museum. As part of the museum’s “Propositions” series, Barney discusses his new work-in-progress, Ancient Evenings, an opera based on Norman Mailer’s eponymous 1983 novel.


Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and Esquire.com. She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →