Gordon Matta-Clark, documentation of Office Baroque, 1977.


Gordon Matta-Clark

Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI
Paseo Colón 125, Parque de la Exposición
July 19, 2013–October 31, 2010

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (MNBA)
Avda. Libertador 1473
November 10, 2009–January 24, 2010

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM)
Parque Ibirapuera gate 3 - s/nº
February 25–April 4, 2010

Curated by Tatiana Cuevas and Gabriela Rangel

In the city where his father, the Surrealist painter Matta, was born, the Museo de Arte de Lima and the MNBA bring Gordon Matta-Clark’s Chilean roots to bear in his first major South American survey. Emphasizing Matta-Clark as a social interventionist, the show features letters, notes, and sketches alongside films, sculptures, and documentation of his cuttings, “anarchitectural” works, Fake Estates, Food, and other 1970s projects; the catalogue (in Spanish/English and Portuguese/English editions) continues the coverage with a selection of the artist’s writings and interviews. But the centerpiece of the exhibition is a series of photographs, never before exhibited, documenting Matta-Clark’s little-known 1971 cut at the MNBA itself.