Gordon Matta-Clark
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect
November 2017
Solo exhibition at The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Gordon Matta-Clark
Graffiti: Linda, 1973
Gelatin silver print with hand coloring
18 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches (47.6 x 80.6 cm)

November 8, 2017–April 8, 2018

Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect at The Bronx Museum of the Arts explores how the artist's practice introduced radical ways of subverting urban architecture, beginning with the series of "cuts" he produced in the Bronx in the early 1970s. Some of his best-known projects involved laboriously cutting holes in the floors of abandoned or soon-to-be-demolished buildings or, as with Splitting (1974), meticulously slicing a house in two.

The exhibition has been organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director of Curatorial and Education Programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts with Jessamyn Fiore, co-director of the Matta-Clark Estate, and includes more than 100 artworks as well as film projections and rarely seen materials from the artist's archive. The exhibition will travel to Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn in Estonia.

Splitting, Cutting, Writing, Drawing, Eating...Gordon Matta-Clark
Solo exhibition at Serralves Museum in Porto

May 5–September 3

Splitting, Cutting, Writing, Drawing, Eating...Gordon Matta-Clark explored the actions and activities that characterized the artist's groundbreaking practice.

The exhibition included letters, drawings, photographs, notebooks, and films related to key projects by Matta-Clark drawn from the archive of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal, and focused on the social and creative aspects of his approach—as he described it, of "making space without building it."