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Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Gordon Matta-Clark Screening

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mar 13

Wed, Mar 13 2019, 7PM - 8PM

Timken Hall | Timken Hall | 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, California, 94107 View map

Part of event series: Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Series

Matta Clark artwork

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Event description

Thanks to the special collections of the CCA Library, we are excited to announce that CCA Faculty Frances Richard will be sharing a selection of short film from the legendary Gordon Matta-Clark.

Matta-Clark (b. 1943, New York City), originally an architect, was notorious for his innovative, interventionist forays into a range of media, from film to photography, from sculpture to cuisine. Rejecting the commodification of art, Matta-Clark was most famous for the measured, deliberate deconstruction of buildings flagged for demolition, amongst other singular, controversial projects.

Films by Gordon Matta-Clark

Fire Child, 1971

Fresh Kill, 1972

Splitting, 1974

Bingo/Ninths, 1974

Day's End, 1975


Joan Jonas, Songdelay, 1972

Frances Richard's forthcoming book is entitled Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics (University of California Press, 2019). She will be participating in a conversation at the Curatorial Research Bureau on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00pm with Frances Richard, Gwen Allen (art historian at UCSF) and James Voorhies (Chair of CURP and Director of CRB). 

Entry details

This event, sponsored by the Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Series, is free and open to the public