4414_001_rgb--imatge-sky-hook-study-for-a-balloon-building
4414_001_rgb--imatge-sky-hook-study-for-a-balloon-building
Gordon Matta-Clark
Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
1978
In 1978, after his Building Cuts, Gordon Matta-Clark began working on Sky Hooks (Study for a Balloon Building). This project wanted to create a form of vital aerial space attached to buildings without involving the use of urban land and thus avoiding all real estate speculation. The title of the project, Sky Hooks, comes from the Russian constructivist El Lissitzky who, in the 1920s, designed an elevated transport system. Significantly, Matta-Clark's last project brought together Russian utopianism, science fiction and the need to find imaginative alternatives to the increasing pressure of the price of urban land in big cities.

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original title
Sky Hook (Study for a Balloon Building)
year of acquisition
2011
type of object
Drawing
dimensions
28 x 21.5 cm
Copyright
© Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.4414
date
1978
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Ink on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
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