Month: April 2013

(In Brief) Twentieth Century Architects

Selections from copywriting artist biographies in 140 words or less; originally written for Artsy.net. ◊◊ LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE German, 1886-1969 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (known primarily by his surname) was a highly prolific architect, considered by historians to be one of the most important of the 20th […]

Gordon Matta-Clark at David Zwirner

Originally published in ArtCritical. ◊◊ The introduction to Gordon Matta-Clark’s 2007 Whitney retrospective catalog muses that “in many ways, an exhibition of [Matta-Clark’s] art is an oxymoron.” That’s not an inaccurate or infrequent assumption. An artist best known for his architectural modifications (called “cuts”) on now demolished structures, Matta-Clark exists […]