SFMoMA Museum of Modern Art

Cut: Revealing the Section

08 Feb - 08 Jun 2008

Gordon Matta Clark
Splitting (still), 1974
Gelatin silver print
Collection SFMOMA
© 2007 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Cut: Revealing the Section
February 08, 2008 - June 08, 2008

This dynamic selection drawn from the SFMOMA collection highlights the vital yet little-understood architectural section, a representational tool that provides a vertical complement to the plan or map view. The section helps architects and designers visualize their work by focusing on spatial elements concealed by the plan — height, lighting, structure, and volume — as well as spatial adjacencies and discontinuities. Works on view address the section in a variety of formats, including an extensive group of architectural drawings by Morphosis, Timothy Pflueger, and Joel Sanders, among others; Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1974 performance documentation film Splitting; and a new installation by artist Peter Wegner.

Tags: Gordon Matta-Clark