Foundation Gordon Matta-Clark

Uriburu  trafalgar square fountains  1974  photo clinckx


To keep Office Baroque the 'Foundation Gordon Matta-Clark' was founded in 1979.

When Matta-Clark died young in 1978, Office Baroque appeared to be his only structural intervention that was still standing. The Antwerp art scene, headed by the ICC, launched a campaign to preserve this masterpiece and to integrate it into a yet to be established contemporary art museum in Antwerp. Sadly, despite every effort, Office Baroque could not be saved. The big guns were sent in and in a minimum of time the building was demolished. Antwerp had to wait many years for its museum of contemporary art. However, the collection of the Gordon Matta-Clark Foundation was one of the arguments for the ultimate establishment of the 'MuHKA' in 1985. This collection of artists donations (as Project work coloration: Trafalgar Square Fountains by Nicolas Uriburu shown above ) was a closed entity of works and documents from the late 70s, being the historical basis of the M HKA collection.

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