Gordon Matta-Clark at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Film stills from Gordon Matta-Clark’s Clockshower

“You Are the Measure,” the first retrospective in twenty years of work by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943 – 1978) curated by Whitney Museum of American Art’s Elizabeth Sussman has come to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. It seems fitting that exactly 30 years ago to the month the exhibition opened, Matta-Clark cut into a townhouse near the MCA’s original building and created Circus or the Carribean Orange.

Conversations at the Edge , which is sponsored by the School of the Art Institute’s Film, Video and New Media Department, in association with the Video Data Bank and the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago’s most incredible resources for viewing film and video work), has been hosting a series of Thursday night screenings and lectures. This Thursday, the Edge presents several of Matta-Clark’s films including Office Baroque (1977) and City Slivers (1976). Jane Crawford, documentary filmmaker and Matta-Clark’s widow, will be speaking. The screening begins at 8pm at the Siskel Center.