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Gordon Matta-Clark

SILVANA EDITORIALE
Edited by Lorenzo Fusi, Marco Pierini. Text by James Attlee, Jane Crawford, Louise Désy, Lorenzo Fusi, Gwendolyn Owens, Marco Pierini.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Art Cards

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Edited by Monica Rios, Carlos Labbe. Introduction by Jane Crawford. Foreword by Gwendolyn Owens. Afterword by Maria Berrios.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Moment to Moment

MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG
Edited by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Angela Lammert, Philp Ursprung. Text by Jane Crawford, Dan Graham, Pamela Lee, Gwendolyn Owens, Mark Wigley, et. al.

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 116 bw. | 1/31/2013 | In stock
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Gordon Matta-Clark: Works and Collected Writings

POLIGRAFA
Essay by Gloria Moure.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 304 pgs / 134 color. | 10/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9788434311091 | $75.00


Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark'S Fake Estates

CABINET BOOKS/THE QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART/WHITE COLUMNS
Edited by Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi and Frances Richard. Essay by Jeffrey Kroessler.

Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color / 20 bw. | 11/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781932698268 | $24.95


Gordon Matta-Clark

KOENIG IMPORT

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Gordon MattaClark: Conical Intersect

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City Slivers And Fresh Kills: The Films Of Gordon Matta-Clark

SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATEQUE
Essay by Steven Jenkins.

Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 64 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 6/15/2004 | Not available
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Gordon Matta-Clark: Food

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Essay by Catherine Morris. Foreword by Markus Muller.

Paperback, 8.25 x 12 in. / 48 pgs / 56 bw | 5/2/2001 | Not available
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Gordon Matta-Clark: Art CardsGordon Matta-Clark: Art Cards

Published by Sangria.
Edited by Monica Rios, Carlos Labbe. Introduction by Jane Crawford. Foreword by Gwendolyn Owens. Afterword by Maria Berrios.

From 1970 to 1978, Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) was in the habit of jotting down notes on index cards that he carried with him throughout his travels, from Lower Manhattan to Santiago de Chile, from Ithaca to Paris and New Jersey. This book compiles these "art cards." Combining writing and drawing, Matta-Clark’s statements--some only a few words long, others a paragraph--are both manifestos and meditations on his life ("the pockets that carry you through the day"), his craft ("Proposal to a Wall St stock broker: to cut through a tax shelter") and the built environment ("To the nature of materials Anarchitecture adds a notion of events"). Ranging in tone from the melancholic to the cheerful, these art cards are saturated throughout with the excitement of living as an artist in 1970s New York City.

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Gordon Matta-ClarkGordon Matta-Clark

Published by Silvana Editoriale.
Edited by Lorenzo Fusi, Marco Pierini. Text by James Attlee, Jane Crawford, Louise Désy, Lorenzo Fusi, Gwendolyn Owens, Marco Pierini.

This catalogue covers the brief but groundbreaking career of the self-proclaimed "anarchitect" Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978), one of the most influential American artists of the 1970s. The immense ambition and scale of his projects, and their fearless reimagining of the urban landscape, challenged city-dwellers to reconsider the very notion of built structure and the fragility of seemingly unassailable edifices. Matta-Clark’s first interventions took place in abandoned, derelict structures, upon which he performed his famous "building cuts" and "intersects." First published in 2008 (for a show at SMS Contemporanea in Siena), and organized thematically and chronologically, this substantial volume looks at these and other bodies of work, such as the Food restaurant, the performances, the "estates" and the artist’s pursuit of alternative economical housing. The catalogue also includes a filmography and critical essays, plus an interview done by Judith Russi Kirshner in 1978.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Moment to MomentGordon Matta-Clark: Moment to Moment

Space

Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg.
Edited by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Angela Lammert, Philp Ursprung. Text by Jane Crawford, Dan Graham, Pamela Lee, Gwendolyn Owens, Mark Wigley, et. al.

With his astounding building cuts and intersects, Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) opened up elegant geometries in the very structures that seem most substantial and most authoritative in urban existence, revealing the alienations of the urban fabric as convenient fictions and allowing life to flow into the most inhospitable and self-contained of buildings. One of his favorite responses to a work came from a Parisian concierge: “I see the purpose for that hole--it is an experiment in bringing light and air into spaces that never had enough of either.” Throughout his all-too-brief career, Matta-Clark undertook civic aeration on many fronts, cofounding the now legendary Food Restaurant in 1971, buying up empty lots in Queens and evolving his theory of “anarchitecture” in films, photomontages and numerous writings and drawings. Anarchitecture redefined negative space in art as a political act, distinguishing itself from architecture by imagining a cure for its most pernicious effects. Gordon Matta-Clark: Moment to Moment offers a comprehensive overview of this courageous and liberating artist with a wealth of documentation and reproductions from across Matta-Clark's oeuvre, as well as critical commentary from Philip Ursprung, Angela Lammert, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Dan Graham and others.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Works and Collected WritingsGordon Matta-Clark: Works and Collected Writings

Published by Poligrafa.
Essay by Gloria Moure.

Gordon Matta-Clark, scion and rebel, died at 35 in 1978 and has since become a cult figure of late-twentieth-century art. Born in New York and trained in architecture at Cornell, he went on to question the field's conventions in vivid projects that excised holes into existing buildings or assembled deeds to New York City alleys and curbs. As the son of the Chilean-born Surrealist painter Roberto Matta and Anne Clark, and godson of Marcel Duchamp, with whom he played a regular game of chess in the Village, Matta-Clark had grown up inside the art world, also working an as assistant to mavericks like Dennis Oppenheim and Robert Smithson. His work and words, while sophisticated enough to make him an "artist's artist," and colossal and outgoing enough to draw public attention and affection, were always also grounded in social or political convictions. He addressed not only space and real estate (in other words, housing), but the ultimate in necessity and nourishment, food. His "Pig Roast" under the Brooklyn Bridge offered passersby 500 pork sandwiches, and Food, the artist-staffed restaurant that he opened with dancer Caroline Goodden in SoHo, became a headquarters for that nascent neighborhood in the early 70s. He consistently broke the boundaries between sculpture and architecture, photography and film, performance and installation, and above all the permanent and the transitory. Once in a while he also broke the law. This book, published in celebration of the gradual opening of Matta-Clark's archives at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, collects previously unavailable writings, including notecards and notebooks, along with interviews and more than 100 illustrations.

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 304 pgs / 134 color.

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Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark'S Fake EstatesOdd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark'S Fake Estates

Published by Cabinet Books/The Queens Museum of Art/White Columns.
Edited by Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi and Frances Richard. Essay by Jeffrey Kroessler.

In the summer of 1973, artist Gordon Matta-Clark discovered that the city of New York occasionally auctioned improbably tiny and frequently inaccessible parcels of land created by zoning eccentricities. Fascinated by these spaces, he bought 15 of them (14 in Queens, and one in Staten Island) for between $25 and $75 each, photographed them and collated the photographs with the appropriate deeds and maps. He called the project Fake Estates. Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's “Fake Estates” further documents and advances this seminal work, and accompanies Cabinet magazine's exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art and White Columns in New York. Included here are responses to Matta-Clark's original artwork by 20 contemporary artists including Francis Alÿs, Jimbo Blachly, Mark Dion, Sarah Oppenheimer, Dan Price and Mierle Ukeles. Odd Lots also provides the definitive Fake Estates history, thus adding new dimension to the scholarship on this important artist*all within the spirit of collaboration and experimentation that marked Matta-Clark's short but influential career.

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City Slivers And Fresh Kills: The Films Of Gordon Matta-ClarkCity Slivers And Fresh Kills: The Films Of Gordon Matta-Clark

Published by San Francisco Cinemateque.
Essay by Steven Jenkins.

Images of the deconstruction of abandoned buildings and industrial structures are closely associated with “anarchitect” Gordon Matta-Clark. Here, however, are the film works through which Matta-Clark furthered his lifelong excavation of urban dwellings. In this book, San Francisco Cinematheque presents a retrospective of the moving-image works through which Matta-Clark explored his aesthetic assumptions and philosophical inquiry. Featuring rarely published images and a quartet of imaginative essays, City Slivers and Fresh Kills establishes Matta-Clark's films as perhaps his most surprising, and certainly most viscerally arresting body of work, characterized by the same creative provocation, rough aesthetic beauty and intellectual insight that idefined his signature architectural cuttings and slicings.

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SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATEQUE

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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 64 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Food

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Essay by Catherine Morris. Foreword by Markus Muller.

In honor of Food, the restaurant which Gordon Matta-Clark established in Soho, New York, this publication is presented in the form of a restaurant menu, and documents the artist's varied and imaginative work, including sculptures, film stills, and photos.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 8.25 x 12 in. / 48 pgs / 56 bw

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Gordon Matta-ClarkGordon Matta-Clark

Published by KOENIG IMPORT.

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) is one of the great heroes of late twentieth-century art, a cult figure as much in the contemporary art world as on the architecture scene, whose work is independent from any movement or school. This book is the first and definitive monograph on the artist, who died at the age of thirty-five. Born in New York and trained in architecture, Gordon Matta-Clark is most famous for his slicing through fa+ades, walls and floors of derelict buildings. This 'deconstructing' gesture, provocative and extreme, turns architecture into astonishing sculptures, where the mass of the building is entwined with the light and air that penetrate it. Matta-Clark's interventions are always grounded in social or political convictions. Some of his projects include opening a restaurant (Food, 1971) in the then-neglected district of SoHo in New York, purchasing at auction fractions of unusable urban land in New York (Reality Properties: Fake Estates, 1973), dispensing oxygen to passersby in the streets of New York from a self-made cart (Fresh Air Cart, 1972), and other visionary urban projects that he conceived as a founding member of the New York-based Anarchitecture group. His practice remains one of the most unique, unequalled, and hugely influential of the past decades.

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Gordon MattaClark: Conical IntersectGordon MattaClark: Conical Intersect

Published by MIT/Afterall.

Gordon Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect (1975) was a torqued, spiraling "cut" into two derelict seventeenth-century Paris buildings adjacent to the construction site of the controversial Centre Pompidou. With this landmark work of "anarchtecture," Matta-Clark not only opened up these venerable residences to light and air, he also began a dialogue about the nature of urban development and the public role of art. Considered three and a half decades later, Conical Intersect reveals the multivalent nature of the artist's practice and his prescient focus on sustainability and creative reuse of the built environment. Conical Intersect and the two buildings were demolished as part of a large-scale urban renovation of the historic market district of Les Halles; today we can know the work only from drawings, photographs, and a short Super 8 film. In this illustrated study, Bruce Jenkins examines Matta-Clark's "non-u-ment," looking closely at the artist's proposals, working process, various forms of documentation, and the dialogue begun by Matta-Clark's decision to transform two abandoned buildings "into an act of communication."

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