Gordon Matta-Clark

Born in New York, 1943

Gordon Matta-Clark was born in New York on June 22, 1943. He studied architecture at Cornell University in 1963–68. During the 1970s, Matta-Clark made the works for which he is best known: his “anarchitecture.” These were temporary works created by sawing and carving sections out of buildings, most of which were scheduled to be destroyed. He documented these projects in photography and film. Although he made interventions into a former iron foundry in Genoa, Italy, in 1973, his first large-scale project has been defined as Splitting (1974). Matta-Clark died at a young age, from cancer on August 27, 1978. Before his death, his work was shown in several solo gallery exhibitions as well as in solo shows at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile (1971), Neue Galerie der Stadt in Aachen, Germany (1974), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1974), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (1978).

Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou 1906 – 1977
The Centre Pompidou, Paris and Shanghai Tix Media Co., Ltd. present “Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou...
07 Oct 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Shanghai Exhibition Center
Gordon Matta-Clark Solo Show
Galerie Marian Goodman stages the first major exhibition of Gordon Matta-Clark in France in over twenty...
09 Dec 2016 - 19 Jan 2017
Marian Goodman Paris
Artist Run New York: The Seventies
The Jean-Paul Najar Foundation presents the group exhibition “Artist Run New York: The Seventies”....
09 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Jean-Paul Najar Foundation
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Life World. Photography from the CIAC Collection
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Life World, a selection of photographic works from the Collection...
27 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
HOME — So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957
The group show explores the universal concept of “home” and is the first exhibition presenting...
11 Jun 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
Los Angeles
Gordon Matta-Clark: The Notion of Mutable Space
The gallery hosts a comprehensive exhibition by the artist showcasing 100 original works. Gordon Matta-Clark...
09 Sep 2017 - 04 Nov 2017
Galerie Thomas Schulte
Heidi Bucher and Gordon Matta-Clark: Floors
The works by Swiss artist artist Heidi Bucher (1926 -1993), and American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943...
23 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Alma Zevi
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect
The exhibition examines the artist’s pioneering social, relational, and activist approach and highlights...
08 Nov 2017 - 08 Apr 2018
New York
Gordon Matta-Clark: Milan 1973-1975
For the occasion of Miart 2018, Montrasio Arte presents a solo exhibition of photographs and documentation...
05 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
Montrasio Arte
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