artist
Gordon Matta-Clark
birth
New York, United States, 1943
death
New York, United States, 1978
last update
27-03-2024
The son of Chilean painter Roberto Matta and North-American painter Anne Clark, Gordon Matta-Clark (New York, 1943-1978) had a brief but intense life. This multifaceted, intuitive artist with enormous energy and vitality burst onto the New York art scene in the sixties, bringing influences from Pop Art, Minimalism and Conceptualism. After coming into contact with artists from the land art movement, he developed an institutional critique based on group actions and experiences in public space. Gordon Matta-Clark started by documenting abandoned buildings and soon began to act upon them, making large geometric incisions, holes or cut-outs. His interventions or “building cuts” entailed a renewal of sculptural language and a critique that did not just address modern architecture, but also capitalism and the North American way of life. In only eight years, from 1970 to 1978, Matta-Clark created a complex, radical and innovative body of work that has continued to influence subsequent generations of architects and visual artists.
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Sous-Sol de Paris (Paris Underground)
1977 - 2005
Gordon Matta-Clark
The Wall
1976/2007
Gordon Matta-Clark
Substrait (Underground Dailies)
1976
Gordon Matta-Clark
Bingo / Ninths
1974
Gordon Matta-Clark
Clockshower
1973
Gordon Matta-Clark
Automation House
1972
Gordon Matta-Clark
Food
1972
Gordon Matta-Clark
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[4405_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4406_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4411_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4408_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4409_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4410_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4407_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4414_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4412_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[4413_001_rgb / Imatge] Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
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[3126_005_pub / Imatge] City Slivers
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[1878_001_hist / Imatge] Conical Intersect
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[1879_002_hist / Imatge] Conical Intersect
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[2962_001_pub / Imatge] Day's End
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[3130_020_hist / Imatge] Conical Intersect
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[1877_001_hist / Imatge] Splitting
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[3127_003_hist / Imatge] Splitting
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[1880_002_hist / Imatge] Untitled (Herman Meydag Inc)
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[2964_004_pub / Imatge] Fresh Kill
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[2963_002_pub / Imatge] Fire Child
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