previews

  • Gordon Matta-Clark, Clockshower, 1974, still from a color film in 16 mm, 13 minutes 50 seconds.

    Gordon Matta-Clark

    Santa Maria della Scala
    Piazza Duomo 2
    June 6 - October 5

    Curated by Lorenzo Fusi and Marco Pierini

    If exhibitions on Gordon Matta-Clark seem a bit thick on the ground these days, at least the inaugural outing at the Palazzo delle Papesse–Centro Arte Contemporanea's new home promises a different approache. One of the most comprehensive Matta-Clark surveys ever to be staged in Europe—showcasing roughly seventy sculptures, photographs, drawings, video, and films from 1969 to 1978 as well as re-creations of some of the artist's best-known interventions—the exhibition at the Santa Maria della Scala, a renovated, thirteenth-century hospital, aims to rescue the artist from the tendency to “musealize” his practice, according to curators Lorenzo Fusi and Marco Pierini, and to highlight the performative qualities of his cross-disciplinary oeuvre. A bilingual catalogue, featuring interviews and essays by Matta-Clark, will contribute to this sense of the Anarchitect's radical and dynamic intellect.