This book pursues the legendary but elusive 1974 exhibition, Anarchitecture. Conceived of as an anonymous, photographic statement about the intersection of art and building by the research collective Anarchitecture Group, the exhibition is a constant reference point in discussion, regardless of the almost complete lack of evidence about it. Contrasting the hyper-visibility of Anarchitecture Group’s leader, Gordon Matta-Clark, and his canonical work, SPLITTING, with the near invisibility of Anarchitecture, this book takes various Matta-Clark archives, including the CCA’s holdings, as its point of departure and follows the traces of the exhibition. Formulated as a detective story, Cutting Matta-Clark: The Anarchitecture Investigation assembles a comprehensive dossier of previously unpublished evidence including photographs, loose-leaf documents, and notecards, as well as interviews with protagonists of the Anarchitecture Group.
Written by Mark Wigley
Interviews with Tina Girouard, Jene Highstein, Bernard Kirschenbaum and Susan Weil Kirschenbaum, Dickie Landry, Richard Nonas, and Jeffrey Lew
Afterword by Mirko Zardini
Graphic design by Integral Lars Müller, with Lars Müller and Esther Butterworth
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