Performance: My Barbarian

August 17, 2013 — 3 pm – 6 pm


Press Release


Performance: My Barbarian

The final segment of the video is a beautiful performance in which the three members of My Barbarian take turns holding one another in a pose resembling Michelangelo’s Pietà, 1498–99. As the members trade places, a number of possibilities for maternal relationships emerge that have nothing to do with gender. It’s a lovely metaphor for communal nurturance that stems from but also confounds the original binary relationship between self and mother.

— Sharon Mizota, Artforum, July 2017