Office Baroque

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Bildrecht, Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

Gordon Matta-Clark

Office Baroque, 1977

Film, about the work of the same title by Gordon Matta-Clark 16 mm, color, sound, 44 min Director, Camera: Eric Convents Produced by: Roger Steylaerts Edition 1/10


Artwork text

In a five-floor commercial building opposite the “Steen,” a crowded tourist area in Antwerp, Matta-Clark made a series of circular, overlapping cuts, creating what he called “a stroll through panoramic arabesques.” Originally he planned a project to be called Sphere, which would have been visible from the outside. However, city authorities only allowed an interior project. When the artist died, the artistic world made great efforts to preserve this work as a future museum for contemporary art. Several artists had already made works available for the museum—but sadly their efforts were not successful: the building was torn down suddenly. (Sabine Breitwieser)

Lending history
2009 Vaduz, LIE, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein