Gordon Matta-Clark “Mutation in Space”

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

poster for Gordon Matta-Clark “Mutation in Space”
[Image: Splitting, 1974 ©The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark; Courtesy The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong.]

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Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) was active mainly in New York in the 1970s. Despite having died an untimely death at the age of thirty-five, he has continued to attract many followers in various fields including art, architecture, street culture and food. This is the first full-scale retrospective of the pioneering artist in Asia. It presents 200 items including sculptures, videos, photographs, drawings and related materials, offering an overview of his multifaceted activities. “Splitting: Four Corners” comes to Japan for the first time as one of the largest three-dimensional works in his renowned “building cuts” series in which he cut buildings into sections. As Tokyo begins to shrink ahead of the rest of the world, Matta-Clark’s buoyant, cool and poetic ideas will provide various clues for each of us to think about what we can do now to live a richer life.

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from June 19, 2018 to September 17, 2018
Until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Mondays and July 17th(Open on July 16th and September 17th).

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