Born in New York in 1943, Gordon Matta-Clark is widely considered one of the most influential artists working in the 1970s. He was a key contributor to the activity and growth of the New York art world in SoHo from the late 1960s until his untimely death in 1978. His practice introduced new and radical modes of physically exploring and subverting urban architecture, and some of his most well-known projects involved laboriously cutting holes into floors of abandoned buildings or, as with Splitting (1974), slicing a suburban villa in two.
Structural collapse is a discussion of seven of Matta Clark's most seminal works — Day's End, Circus – The Caribeann Orange, Bingo, Office Baroque, Bronx Floors, Splitting, and Conical Intersect.
Pier 52, West Street and Gansevoort Street, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Niagara Falls, New York
Ernest van Dijckkaai 1, Antwerpen
Boston Rd, Bronx, New York
322 Humphrey Street, Englewood, New Jersey
Plateau Beaubourg, Les Halles, Paris