©image: M HKA
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.
>Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark.
>Gordon Matta-Clark, Antwerpen wil uniek kunst-huis slopen, 1979.Article, ink, paper.
>Gordon Matta-Clark, Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark, GvA, 16-10-79, 1979.Article, ink, paper.
>Gordon Matta-Clark, Stichting wil project in Antwerpen Behouden, 1979.Article, ink, paper.
>Gordon Matta-Clark, Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark, advertisement, 1979.Article, ink, paper.
>Gordon Matta-Clark, Het Gevecht Neemt Geen Einde, 1987.Article, ink, paper.