Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:00 pm

Films of Gordon Matta-Clark

Presented by CCA Faculty Member Frances Richard


1111 Eighth Street (near Sixteenth)

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Admission to this event is FREE!

Presented in association with  California College of the Arts' Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Series and the Curatorial Research Bureau

Gordon 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 and controversial projects.

In celebration of art historian and poet Frances Richard’s forthcoming book, Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics (University of California Press, 2019), Richard will introduce films by Gordon Matta-Clark including Fire Child (1971), Fresh Kill (1972), Splitting (1974), Bingo/Ninths (1974) and Day’s End (1975), as well as Joan Jonas’ 1972 video work Songdelay.

Related Product: City Slivers and Fresh Kills: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark, published 2004 by San Francisco Cinematheque. Buy it here!

Related event:
Thursday, March 14 at 6pm
Curatorial Research Bureau
701 Mission Street in SF (within Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)

Frances Richard will participate in a conversation on Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics with Gwen Allen, San Francisco State University Professor of Art History, and James Voorhies, CCA Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. This event is FREE and open to the public. Full details here.