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Gordon Matta-Clark: Conical Intersect (Afterall)

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andlt;Pandgt;Gordon Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect (1975) was a torqued, spiraling andquot;cutandquot; into two derelict seventeenth-century Paris buildings adjacent to the construction site of the controversial Centre Pompidou. With this landmark work of andquot;anarchtecture,andquot; Matta-Clark not only opened up these venerable residences to light and air, he also began a dialogue about the nature of urban development and the public role of art. Considered three and a half decades later, Conical Intersect reveals the multivalent nature of the artist's practice and his prescient focus on sustainability and creative reuse of the built environment. Conical Intersect and the two buildings were demolished as part of a large-scale urban renovation of the historic market district of Les Halles; today we can know the work only from drawings, photographs, and a short Super 8 film. In this illustrated study, Bruce Jenkins examines Matta-Clark's andquot;non-u-ment,andquot; looking closely at the artist's proposals, working process, various forms of documentation, and the dialogue begun by Matta-Clark's decision to transform two abandoned buildings andquot;into an act of communication.andquot;andlt;/Pandgt;

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andlt;Pandgt;A landmark work by Gordon Matta-Clark, examined as an andquot;act of communicationandquot; about sustainability and the public role of art.andlt;/Pandgt;

Synopsis:

A landmark work by Gordon Matta-Clark, examined as an "act of communication" about sustainability and the public role of art.

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Gordon Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect (1975) was a torqued, spiraling "cut" into two derelict seventeenth-century Paris buildings adjacent to the construction site of the controversial Centre Pompidou. With this landmark work of "anarchtecture," Matta-Clark not only opened up these venerable residences to light and air, he also began a dialogue about the nature of urban development and the public role of art. Considered three and a half decades later, Conical Intersect reveals the multivalent nature of the artist's practice and his prescient focus on sustainability and creative reuse of the built environment. Conical Intersect and the two buildings were demolished as part of a large-scale urban renovation of the historic market district of Les Halles; today we can know the work only from drawings, photographs, and a short Super 8 film. In this illustrated study, Bruce Jenkins examines Matta-Clark's "non-u-ment," looking closely at the artist's proposals, working process, various forms of documentation, and the dialogue begun by Matta-Clark's decision to transform two abandoned buildings "into an act of communication."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846380730
Subtitle:
Conical Intersect
Publisher:
MIT
Author:
Jenkins, Bruce
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Art - Artists
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
AFTERALL Gordon Matta-Clark
Publication Date:
20110513
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 color illus.
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Conical Intersect (Afterall)
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"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;A landmark work by Gordon Matta-Clark, examined as an andquot;act of communicationandquot; about sustainability and the public role of art.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , A landmark work by Gordon Matta-Clark, examined as an "act of communication" about sustainability and the public role of art.
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