Gordon Matta-Clark

Gordon Matta-Clark originally trained as an architect, was one of the most influential post-war artists. He is best known for subverting architecture and urban landscape with geometric interventions of “building cuts,” converting them into gravity-defying and disorientating walk-through sculptures. His work is seen not only as a rejection of the architectural profession but also as new modes of contemporary artistic expression. “Anarchitecture,” which became the name of an artist group of which he was a member, and the title of a 1974 exhibition from the group’s discussion around the dematerialisation of the art object and activation of space and place, was attributed to him.