People Who Shape Our World: Gordon Matta Clark’s Legacy

February 2, 2008

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Tina Girouard, Carol Goodden, and Gordon Matta-Clark in front of Food restaurant, Prince Street at Wooster Street, New York, 1971.
Independent curator Mary Jane Jacob moderates a lively discussion with artists and architects whose work is inspired by Gordon Matta Clark.  Participants include Mark Dion, Walter Hood, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Sarah Oppenheimer.
Mark Dion's installations critique and celebrate the cataloging and presentation of art and blur the line between artwork and museum exhibit. His work explores the relationship between natural history, art, and science.
Walter Hood is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkley and principal architect for Hood Design. Hood advocates the art of “Improvisation” as part of the design process. Hood's primary research includes urban redevelopment and thereby the cultural, environmental, and physical complexities of the American city and neighborhood landscape.
Rirkrit Tiravanija is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, He encourages audience participation to create the spaces of social engagement for which he is so well known. Since the early 1990s, his installations and interactive performances have ranged from reconstructing his apartment inside a gallery for visitor's use to cooking and serving food to his audiences to creating a sound proof recording studio for musicians to record tracks. 
Sarah Oppenheimer is known for her social experiments in videos and architectural installations where explores how individuals navigate constructed space. Recently, she has been creating plywood modular forms, generating their structures from algorithms and virtually turning gallery spaces inside out.
The Richard and Mary L. Gray Lectures are made possible through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.

Recorded Saturday, February 02, 2008 at Museum of Contemporary Art