Opening reception: Tuesday, April 2, 6 – 8 PM Press preview with the curator, Jessamyn Fiore: Monday, April 1, 10 AM
On view at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street space in New York, Above and Below is an exhibition of late works by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978), focusing in particular on his activities as a filmmaker. Curated by Jessamyn Fiore, the show features the artist’s explorations in subterranean New York and Paris alongside building cuts and projects involving aerial elevation
Ms. Fiore was also the curator of the exhibition 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974) held at David Zwirner in New York in 2011, and the editor of the critically acclaimed book by the same title, published in 2012
SPECIAL PROGRAMS David Zwirner | 519 West 19th Street, New York Saturday, April 20, 11:30 AM Guided tour of the exhibition by curator Jessamyn Fiore This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact: Jill Smith at David Zwirner 212-727-2070 x100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthology Film Archives | 32 Second Avenue, New York Sunday, April 21, 7:30 PM Film screenings Anthology Film Archives will host a film program exploring the connections between the work of Matta-Clark and a circle of contemporaneous New York artists and filmmakers working with subjects and materials that influenced and inspired one another. This program will feature the very first screening with English subtitles of Matta-Clark’s Sous-sols de Paris (1977), and will be followed by a Q&A with Jessamyn Fiore and filmmakers Jane Crawford and Robert Fiore.
The program also features Matta-Clark’s Splitting (1974); Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt’s Swamp (1971); Landscape for Fire and Landscape for White Squares (both 1972), Anthony McCall’s sculptural performances in a landscape grid; Ken Jacobs’s training in spatial disorientation, Airshaft (1967) and Let There Be Whistleblowers (2005); and the gravity and entropy of Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed, as documented by Jane Crawford and Robert Fiore (2004). The program also includes Joseph Cornell’s early work, Gnir Rednow (1955), whose focus on New York City’s elevated train and subway systems (above & below) rhyme with Matta-Clark’s investigations. For more information, visit www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
Frieze Projects at Frieze New York | Randall’s Island, New York Friday, May 10 – Monday, May 13 Curated by Cecilia Alemani, Frieze Projects will include a special tribute to FOOD, the legendary SoHo restaurant opened in October 1971 by Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in collaboration with other artists. This tribute will take the form of a temporary restaurant where the history and legacy of FOOD will be celebrated. A meeting space, a restaurant, and a total work of art, FOOD was driven by the energy of the people that ran it and those who gathered there. In the same spirit, FOOD 1971/2013 will be both a restaurant and performance stage where each day a different artist will be invited to cook in a convivial environment. For more information, visit www.friezeprojectsny.org.
For information about the exhibition and to attend the press preview, contact: Kim Donica, Press Officer, David Zwirner 212-727-2070 x141 email@example.com