Gordon Matta-Clark

The socially conscious practice of Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) 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 the ravaged urban landscape. Moving from New York to Paris with Conical Intersect, a piece that became emblematic of artistic protest, Matta-Clark applied this same method to a pair of seventeenth-century row houses slated for demolition as a result of the Centre Pompidou's construction.

See also Roula Matar: L'architecture selon Gordon Matta-Clark.
Gordon Matta-Clark - Open House
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
A new publication spotlights Gordon Matta-Clark's only extant architectural piece.
Gordon Matta-Clark - Anarchitecte
French edition
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
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The importance of Gordon Matta-Clark's work in a revaluation of architecture after modernism.
Gordon Matta-Clark - Entretiens
French edition
Editions Lutanie
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Six interviews.

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