Gordon Matta-Clark
American, 1943-1978
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Gordon Matta-Clark - The Notion of Mutable Space,
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect,
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Gordon Matta-Clark: Circus,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Gordon Matta-Clark’s anti-establishment suspicion of the worlds of art and architecture, illustrated by his involvement in the Anarchitecture Group, led to some of the most innovative works of Conceptual art of the 20th century. His famed “building cuts” involved carefully cleaving through part or all of an abandoned structure, removing sections of floors, ceilings, and walls. For Splitting (1974), Matta-Clark carved through the various floors of a typical suburban house in New Jersey, splitting it in two. The act evoked both his own and the universal disintegration of the family. Accompanying photographs depict the resulting work as a bizarre, vertiginous visual experience.

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