Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Gordon Matta-Clark, “Circus orThe Caribbean Orange”, 1978,  MCA Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bergman and

Another guest blogger, Kat Parker, posted on March 12th, 2008 about this show so I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to learn more about Gordon Matta-Clark and his work. MCA Curator Lynne Warren will lead a tour through the exhibition and discusses his work and process on April 1st at noon.

On view at the museum is a first full-scale retrospective in 20 years of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and curated by Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman.

As their press release states, “This retrospective celebrates the brilliance and radical nature of his work in various media: sculptural objects (most, notably, from building cuts), drawings, films, photographs, notebooks, and documentary materials. The Chicago presentation features additional never-before-displayed archival material from this project. The MCA presentation is coordinated by MCA Curator Lynne Warren.”

Gordon Matta-Clark is one of the original founders of White Columns ‚Äì where I was lucky enough to be part of for many years. Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” is on view Through May 4, 2008.


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