Interview with Bronx Museum curator Antonio Sergio Bessa By David Ebony In recent years, I have been periodically spending time away from the city, in a rural area in upstate New York. It’s a pleasure to be closer to nature after many years as a city dweller. Gardening is a
Antonio Sergio Bessa– In his foreword to the 2007 Whitney catalogue, museum director Adam Weinberg wrote with great insight that Gordon Matta-Clark’s work “resisted commodification and the museum context.” I would add that to counter the tendency to commodify, the experiential element in presenting his work is of utmost importance.
A new retrospective of Gordon Matta-Clark has just opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York Times calls the exhibit “excellent” and “heavenly,” a wonderful celebration of the too-short career of “this charismatic Pied Piper of experimentalism from the frontier days of what came to be called