Gordon Matta-Clark
Works and Collected Writings
Gloria Moure


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Gordon Matta-Clark is a cult figure of late twentieth century art. 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. 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.

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As the son of the Chilean-born Surrealist painter Roberto Matta and Anne Clark, and godson of Marcel Duchamp, Matta-Clark had grown up inside the art world, also working as an assistant to mavericks like Dennis Oppenheim and Robert Smithson. 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 700 illustrations

Gloria Moure is a renowned freelance curator and editor. Over the last ten years, she has curated exhibitions and edited referential monographs on key contemporary artists, such us Sigmar Polke, Gordon Matta-Clark, Dan Graham, Marcel Broodthaers, and Michael Snow.


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432 pages, 720 illustrations
Hardback, 21.5x26 cm
Polígrafa, 1st edition 2006
ISBN 9788434311091