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November 7 2013: A special film screening at the Pollock Theatre with introductory lecture by Jessamyn Fiore: Gordon Matta-Clark

In her presentation, curator and writer Jessamyn Fiore, will provide a rich foreground to the filmic works of Gordon Matta-Clark, understood within the context of the artistic community that surrounded his relational practices in the early 1970's. Preceding Fiore's 5pm lecture at the Pollock Theatre, a public conversation about the Matta-Clark archives and his artistic genetics and processes will take place with Jessamyn Fiore and Nicholas Olsberg, independent curator and advisor to the Matta-Clark Estate at the McCune Conference Center at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center from 2:30-4pm. Jessamyn Fiore has done extensive research on the Matta-Clark's life
and artistic practice as co-director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark with her mother Jane Crawford, Matta-Clark's widow. She has curated a number of related exhibitions, including the group show, 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974) at the David Zwirner Gallery, NY in 2011. In 2012, Fiore edited her first book by the same title, 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970–1974), published by David Zwirner and Radius Books. The project features a number of works exhibited at 112 Greene Street (including works by Gordon Matta-Clark, Tina Girouard, Suzanne Harris, Jene Highstein, Richard Nonas, Larry Miller, Alan Saret, and Richard Serra), as well as extensive interviews with many of the artists involved in the space, a timeline of all the activity at 112 Greene Street in the early years, and installation views of the 2011 exhibition.
The conversation and lecture/screening on the life and work of Gordon Matta-Clark, have been co-sponsored by the Department of Art, College of Creative Studies, the Center for Film Media and Television, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UCSB. This event is presented in conjunction with the First Ojai Art Festival, featuring the reconstructed homage to Gordon Matta-Clark's 1971 Garbage Wall, a pioneering work of environmental art and activism built around the theme of art and waste. The Garbage Tower installation will be built in a single day, alongside the town's busiest street, using trashed, obsolete and castoff objects collected by local school children.

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