The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark

The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark

Jessamyn Fiore (curator, author)
Nicholas Olsberg (Director of the Gordon Matta-Clark Archive)
Thursday, November 7 / 2:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

A public conversation about the Matta-Clark archives and his artistic genetics and processes will take place with Jessamyn Fiore and Nicholas Olsberg, independent curator and advisor to the Matta-Clark Estate. In her presentation, curator and writer Jessamyn Fiore, will provide a rich foreground to the filmic works of Gordon Matta-Clark, understood within the context of the artistic community that surrounded his relational practices in the early 1970’s.

Jessamyn Fiore has done extensive research on the Matta-Clark’s life and artistic practice as co-director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark with her mother Jane Crawford, Matta-Clark’s widow. She has curated a number of related exhibitions, including the group show, 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974) at the David Zwirner Gallery, NY in 2011. In 2012, Fiore edited her first book by the same title, 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970–1974), published by David Zwirner and Radius Books. The project features a number of works exhibited at 112 Greene Street (including works by Gordon Matta-Clark, Tina Girouard, Suzanne Harris, Jene Highstein, Richard Nonas, Larry Miller, Alan Saret, and Richard Serra), as well as extensive interviews with many of the artists involved in the space, a timeline of all the activity at 112 Greene Street in the early years, and installation views of the 2011 exhibition.

Fiore is a curator and writer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, NY in 2002, Fiore relocated to Ireland where she ran her own theatre company for three years. She received a Masters in contemporary art theory, practice, and philosophy in 2009 from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
She became the director of Thisisnotashop in 2007, an independent art gallery dedicated to supporting emerging artists based in Dublin, Ireland. She has curated major Thisisnotashop exhibitions including Gordon Matta-Clark FOOD (December 2007), Fluxus with Larry Miller (May 2009), No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents held at X-Initiative in New York City (June 2009) and the TATE Modern in London (May 2010).  She also founded The Writing Workshop with Jessica Foley in Dublin, a collaborative forum for writers and artists who work with text.

Recently, Fiore curated her second exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City titled Gordon Matta-Clark: Above and Below (April 2013) and a solo exhibition of Clive Murphy titled Neo Proto Demo at Kling & Bang, Reykavaik, Iceland (May 2013). She has an original text and performance included as part of the current Bureau For Open Culture exhibition Last Year in Marienbad Redux at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City.

Sponsored by  the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, College of Creative Studies, the Dept. of Film & Media Studies, and the IHC.
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