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october, 2019

03oct4:30 pm6:00 pmWorking With No Thing: Gordon Matta - Clark And The Legacy Of Anarchitecture


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Working With No Thing: Gordon Matta – Clark And The Legacy Of Anarchitecture

A Conversation with Frances Richard (California College of the Arts) and Mark Wigley (Columbia GSAPP) on the work of Gordon Matta-Clark

Moderated by Jack Halberstam

cosponsored by Department of Art History and Archaeology, The School of the Arts and Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation


About the Speakers

Frances Richard is the author of Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics (University of California Press, 2019), and co-author, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” (Cabinet Books, 2005); she is the editor of Joan Jonas is on our mind, a volume of essays on the artist (Wattis Institute, 2017) and I Stand in My Place With My Own Day Here: Site-Specific Art at The New School (forthcoming). Her books of poems include Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012) and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003). She is associate editor at Places journal, and teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Mark Wigley is Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia GSAPP. He served as Dean from 2004 to 2014. Wigley has written extensively on the theory and practice of architecture and is the author of Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998); White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995); and The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt (1993). He co-edited The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationalist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond (2001). Mark Wigley was awarded the Resident Fellowship, Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism (1989), International Committee of Architectural Critics (C.I.C.A.) Triennial Award for Architectural Criticism (1990) and a Graham Foundation Gran (1997). He received both his Bachelor of Architecture (1979) and his Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


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