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Gordon Matta-Clark

1943–1978

March 29, 2007
Spotlight: On Gordon Matta-Clark
“The first act of doing is moving. Giving it a good heave.”

From left: Joan Simon, RoseLee Goldberg, Lebbeus Woods, Elisabeth Sussman. Photograph by Tanya Ahmed
From left: Joan Simon, RoseLee Goldberg, Lebbeus Woods, Elisabeth Sussman. Photograph by Tanya Ahmed

Art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, former Whitney curator-at-large Joan Simon, and architect and theorist Lebbeus Woods contribute to a roundtable discussion of Gordon Matta-Clark’s physical and social practice. Matta-Clark called this practice “the confrontational nature of the work. . . every bit as brutal physically as it is socially—as strenuous an action as any dance or team sport.” Moderated by exhibition curator Elisabeth Sussman.

March 29, 2007
Spotlight: On Gordon Matta-Clark
On Artists’ Communities: Richard Nonas

Richard Nonas. Photograph by Tanya Ahmed
Richard Nonas. Photograph by Tanya Ahmed

As an essential member of Gordon Matta-Clark’s community and a key figure in the New York art world, Richard Nonas discusses artistic life in 1970s SoHo as well as Matta-Clark’s legacy today. His sculptural practice proves a unique lens through which to view the innovative gestures of artists in his circle.