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    Gordon Matta-Clark: Cutting Through History

    … movie camera in the final years of his life, which was cut short by cancer. “With this show I want to emphasize how much there was to Gordon’s practice,” says independent curator Jessamyn Fiore, who co-directs the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark with her mother, Jane Crawford, Matta-Clark’s widow. “There are …

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    A New Book Chronicles the Turbulent History of Architectural Complexity

    … be a bumpy flight. Giovannini cites Claude Parent—a productive and radical French architect who lapsed into obscurity—as a major influence on contemporary practitioners, along with Gordon Matta-Clark (who sawed buildings apart) and Lebbeus Woods (who built almost nothing but drew divinely). He praises Frank Gehry for his intuitive approach to design, modeling …

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    David Hammons’ Monument to The Chelsea Piers Rises on the Hudson

    … indirection—not direction—always turning things upside down or inside out,” Weinberg says about the museum’s decision to spearhead the $18 million artistic and engineering marvel. Gordon Matta-Clark, (1943-1978). Day’s End (Pier 52) (Exterior with Ice), 1975. Color photograph, 1029 x 794 mm. Courtesy the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, Artists …

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    Queer Spaces: LGBTQ Voices and Resources for Architects and Designers

    … Bodies / Queering Spaces ed. Robert Gorny and Dirk van den Heuvel Footprint, Issue # 21, Autumn / Winter 2017 Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark by Jack Halberstam Places Journal, October 2018 Could the Restroom Become Public Space? by Joel Sanders and Susan Stryker Metropolis, April 2017 Designing for a …

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    In Philadelphia, a Small Living Prototype Aims to Go Where Other Developers Won't

    … housing. ISA says the Tiny Tower could be a prototype for vertical living on inconveniently-sized infill properties. Courtesy Sam Oberter Photography Nearly 50 years ago, artist Gordon Matta-Clark purchased and photographed an assortment of improbably tiny and untenable parcels of land across Queens, New York. Dubbed Reality Properties: Fake Estates, the series was …

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    The Bauhaus Comes (Back) to Weimar

    … spaces are laced with mezzanines and cross-level connections that reinforce the notion of an encased creative network. Hanada says her inspiration for this approach came from Gordon Matta-Clark, specifically the late American artist’s architectural slices, cuts, and incisions. Finishes, such concrete, are rough. “It was important to make [the museum] feel like …

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    Architecture You Can Smell? A Brief History of Multisensory Design

    … Yoko Ono, and Marina Abramović produced public “happenings” that broke art out of the white cube and onto the street. Conceptual artists such as John Cage and Gordon Matta-Clark recorded silence and cut open buildings to deconstruct our biases about both music and architecture. In the ’80s and ’90s, Postmodernism and visual culture studies …

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    Publicity Stunt? "Working-Class Theme Park?" Questions Loom for the V&A's Three-Story Robin Hood Gardens Fragment

    … section could come across as “sensationalist” and “voyeuristic.” Both suggest different exhibition strategies for the salvaged section. Wiles imagines a treatment not unlike the New York artist Gordon Matta-Clark's architectural incisions, such as Bronx Floors (1973), which sought to illuminate the dire state of American public housing. Meanwhile, Parnell proposes exhibiting various immersive …

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    Whitney Museum Unveils Monumental Art Proposal by David Hammons

    … Piano–designed complex, on Pier 52. Hammons was inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark's 1975 Day’s End (Pier 52) (Exterior with Ice) Courtesy Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y. Called Day’s End Hammons’s proposal draws on a prior 1975 intervention on the pier by Gordon Matta-Clark

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    All the Books You Need to Read This Fall

    … home with a volume of beautifully designed and densely packed data visualizations revealing the complexity of urban dynamics. References to Jane Jacobs as well as works by Gordon Matta-Clark figure prominently in the accompanying essays. ​Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA Written by Sam Lubell ​Designed by Bibliotheque Phaidon, 384 pp …