Recording of the Symposium on Gordon Matta-Clark

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 2–5 p.m. (in English)
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Auditorium
Mönchsberg 32, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Gordon Matta-Clark (New York, NY, US, 1943–1978) was one of the most prominent figures on the New York arts scene of the 1970s, making innovative work that undertook a probing critique of architecture and society. The Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents the exhibition Out of the Box: Gordon Matta-Clark from November 13, 2021 until March 6, 2022, which offers new insight into the artist’s creative thinking.

The symposium provides an in-depth insight into the archival and collection work of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, and the Generali Foundation on the artist. The starting point is the exhibition Out of the Box: Gordon Matta-Clark, which makes previously unpublished material accessible and tests new ways of reading the archives. In addition, two experts will speak about Matta-Clark's influence on movements in art and architecture.

The symposium was recorded and can be watched on YouTube (click here).



2–2.30 p.m.
Welcome: Thorsten Sadowsky,
Director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Introduction and moderation: Jürgen Tabor, Curator, Generali Foundation Collection

2.30–4 p.m.
Panel 1: On the exhibition Out of the Box: Gordon Matta-Clark

Martien de Vletter, Associate Director, Collection, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
Yann Chateigné, Curator and Author, Brussels
Hans Schabus, Artist and Professor for Sculpture and Space, University of Applied Arts Vienna


4–5 p.m.
Panel 2: On the influence of Gordon Matta-Clark on art and architecture
Jessamyn Fiore,
Curator, Author and Co-Director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark
Kathrin Aste, Founder of the Architectural Office LAAC, Innsbruck; Professor and Director of the Institute for Experimental Architecture, University of Innsbruck


The symposium was recorded and can be watched on YouTube (click here).


Gordon Matta-Clark, Conical Intersect, 1975
Film, 16mm (Farbe, stumm), 18 Min. 40 Sek.
Sammlung Generali Foundation – Dauerleihgabe am Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Foto: Werner Kaligofsky


Free admission.
Registration required for on-site participation
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Covid-19 – please note:
The use of a FFP2 mask is mandatory during your museum visit.
To get access to the symposium, please show your vaccination certificate or proof of recovery at the entrance.

You can also watch the symposium live from home: YouTube



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Mönchsberg 32 
5020 Salzburg, Austria 

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