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Gordon Matta-Clark - Entretiens
Six interviews.
This collection gathers six interviews given by the American artist Gordon Matta-Clark from 1974 to 1978—the year of his death at the age of 35. In these conversations, Matta-Clark retraces his career and various artistic projects, including his famous building cut-outs, and reflects on the social concerns animating his work. This is the first time these interviews appear in a French translation.
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.
Edited by Manon Lutanie and Raphaëlle Brin.

Translated from the English by Raphaëlle Brin.

Graphic design: Manon Lutanie.
published in June 2011
French edition
11,1 x 18 cm (hardcover)
144 pages
ISBN : 978-2-918685-01-2
EAN : 9782918685012
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