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Author Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978, artist.

Title Gordon Matta-Clark : anarchitect / Antonio Sergio Bessa ; Jessamyn Fiore.

Publication Info. [Bronx] ; New Haven : The Bronx Museum of the Arts in association with Yale University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Matta-Clark,G MAT    Available
Description xi, 169 pages : illustrations (some colour), photographs, portraits ; 27 cm
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Event "Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect" : November 8, 2017-April 8, 2018, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, New York, United States.
"Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect" : June 4-September 23, 2018, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.
"Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect" : March 1-August 4, 2019, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
"Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect" : September 12-December 15, 2019, the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States.
Summary "This revealing book looks at the groundbreaking work of Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978), whose socially conscious practice blurred the boundaries between contemporary art and architecture. After completing a degree in architecture at Cornell University, Matta-Clark returned to his home city of New York, where he initiated a series of site-specific works in derelict areas of the South Bronx. The borough's many abandoned buildings, the result of economic decline and middle-class flight, served as Matta-Clark's raw material. His series 'Bronx Floors' dissected these structures, performing an anatomical study of ther ravaged urban landscape. Moving from New York to Paris with 'Conical Interserct', a piece that became emblematic of artistic protest, Matta-Clark applied this same method to a pair of seventeenth-century row houses slatted for demolition as a result of the Centre Pompidou's construction. This compelling volume grounds Matta-Clark's practice against the framework of architectural and urban history, stressing his pioneering activist-inspired approach, as well as his contribution to the nascent fields of social practice and relational aesthetics."-- Description provided by publisher.
Language Text in English.
Subject Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978 -- Exhibitions.
Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Art and architecture -- United States -- 20th century.
Conceptual art -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Site-specific art -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Bessa, Antonio Sergio, author, curator.
Fiore, Jessamyn, author, curator.
Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978. Works. Selections.
Bronx Museum of the Arts, publisher, issuing body, organizer, host institution.
Yale University Press, publisher.
Jeu de paume (Gallery : France), host institution.
Kumu kunstimuuseum (Tallinn, Estonia), host institution.
Rose Art Museum, host institution.
ISBN 9780300230437 (hardback)
0300230435 (hardback)

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