Edited by Elizabeth Sussman
Texts by Elizabeth Sussman, Tina Kukielski, Spyros Papapetros, Christian Schneidemann, Joan Simon, Briony Fer, Gwendolyn Owens
This catalog accompanied the exhibition Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure, on view at MOCA June – September 2007.
Qualifying the ancient Greek saying “Man is the measure,” Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) asserted instead “You are the measure,” conveying the defining theme in an oeuvre that would exert a powerful influence on fellow artists and architects. In artworks that combined minimalist, conceptual, and performative practices, Matta-Clark gave primary importance to the individual and considerations of everyday life. This comprehensive book incorporates important new information from the Matta-Clark archive, presenting a compelling reappraisal of the unique beauty and radical nature of Matta-Clark’s punnings, plans, performances, and interventions evident in the many media in which he worked: sculptural objects (most notably from building cuts), drawings, films, photographs, and documentary material.
Published by Whitney Museum of American Art & Yale University Press, 2007
Softcover with 240 pages
Dimensions: 12 x 9 inches
This book is out of print