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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.