The CCA Examines Gordon Matta-Clark’s Collection in a Second Exhibition

Gordon Matta-Clark, Conical Intersect: 16mm original colour outtakes, 1975. © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. PHCON2003:0005:026 — via

The CCA is presenting the second exhibition of its 2019–2020 Out of the Box series, dedicated to the works of trained architect and conceptual artist Gordon Matta-Clark.

The series takes a dive into Matta-Clark’s writings, photographs, films, correspondence, and select artworks produced between 1969 and 1978.

Curated by Hila Peleg, Rough Cuts and Outtakes will reflect on Gordon Matta-Clark’s filmmaking process through a selection of outtakes drawn from documentation of three of his major building cuts (Splitting, Day’s End, and Conical Intersect) to reveal the broader social and spatial context of these projects.

Out of the Box is structured as a study in three acts and invites three guest curators to explore Matta-Clark’s critical practice within the architectural scene of the time.

The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark donated these documents and materials to the CCA in 2011.

Yann Chateigné, Hila Peleg, and Kitty Scott will offer a close reading of archival materials to present predominantly unpublished works and materials.

“While Matta-Clark’s works were a clear product of his time and environment, the themes he addresses in relation to architecture and urbanism—neglect and speculation, distinctions between public and private spaces, questions of access, corporatization and gentrification, history and, memory—are as relevant as ever,” says the CCA.

The opening night of the exhibition is on September 26 at 6:30 p.m.