New York

New York

“Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's 'Fake Estates'”

White Columns
91 Horatio St
September 9–October 16, 2005

Curated by Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi, Frances Richard

Also on view at the Queens Museum of Art

Between 1973 and 1974, Gordon Matta-Clark bought fifteen tiny, oddly shaped fragments of land from the City of New York at auction, a meditation on property rights he called “Fake Estates.” In what promises to be the definitive statement on this project, “Odd Lots,” jointly organized by Cabinet magazine, the Queens Museum of Art, and White Columns, will both revisit the sites Matta-Clark purchased and invite nineteen artists—including Isidro Blasco, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles—to respond to the plots themselves. The catalogue boasts essays by the curators and Queens historian Jeffrey Kroessler.