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Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect

Bronx Museum of the Arts

8 Nov 2017 - 8 Apr 2018

This exhibition focuses on the significant role the Bronx played in the development of Matta-Clark’s practice. Best known for his monumental holes, apertures, and excisions to the façades of derelict homes and historic buildings in 1970s New York City, Matta-Clark’s work provides a potent critique of architecture’s role within the capitalist system. This exhibition includes more than 100 artworks by the artist, rarely seen materials from his archive, and immersive film projections. It will examine the artist’s pioneering social, relational, and activist approach, highlighting the political dialogue inherent in his artistic interventions. The exhibition offers a new assessment of the artist’s pioneering work, including rarely seen pieces such as his series of hand-painted photographs of graffiti. Find out more about the ‘Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect’ exhibition from the Bronx Museum of the Arts’s website.

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Walls (1972), Gordon Matta-Clark. Courtesy of the Bronx Museum of Arts

Walls (1972), Gordon Matta-Clark. Courtesy of the Bronx Museum of Arts

Walls (1972), Gordon Matta-Clark. Courtesy of the Bronx Museum of Arts

Walls (1972), Gordon Matta-Clark. Courtesy of the Bronx Museum of Arts

Gordon Matta-Clark making Day’s End (Pier 52), 1975. © 2017 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and David Zwirner, New York

Gordon Matta-Clark making Day’s End (Pier 52), 1975. © 2017 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and David Zwirner, New York

Gordon Matta-Clark and Gerry Hovagimyan working on Conical Intersect, 1975. Photo: Harry Gruyaert © 2017 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and David Zwirner, New York

Gordon Matta-Clark and Gerry Hovagimyan working on Conical Intersect, 1975. Photo: Harry Gruyaert © 2017 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and David Zwirner, New York

Gordon Matta-Clark and Gerry Hovagimyan working on Conical Intersect, 1975. Photo: Harry Gruyaert © 2017 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and David Zwirner, New York

Gordon Matta-Clark and Gerry Hovagimyan working on Conical Intersect, 1975. Photo: Harry Gruyaert © 2017 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and David Zwirner, New York

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