Edited by Danilo Eccher
Published on the occasion of the exhibition MATTA: Roberto Sebastian Matta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pablo Echaurren at Fondazione Querini Stampalia during the 55th Venice Biennale
Born in New York in 1943, Gordon Matta-Clark is widely considered one of the most influential artists working in the 1970s. He was a key contributor to the activity and growth of the New York art world in SoHo from the late 1960s until his untimely death in 1978. His practice introduced new and radical modes of physically exploring and subverting urban architecture, and some of his most well-known projects involved laboriously cutting holes into floors of abandoned buildings or, as with Splitting (1974), slicing a suburban villa in two.
All Gordon Matta-Clark books
Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice