Sneak peek: Rose fall exhibitions feature Gordon Matta-Clark, Caroline Woolard

The Rose Art Museum's fall exhibitions open on Sept. 21

Image of subway car with graffiti

Gordon Matta-Clark, Graffiti Photoglyph, 1973 © The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and David Zwirner

The 2019 fall season at the Rose Art Museum features an exhibition of works by Gordon Matta-Clark that has been named one of New England’s 15 best museum and gallery shows this season, and an interactive presentation by Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Caroline Woolard.

"Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect" examines the artist’s pioneering social, relational, and activist approach. The exhibition highlights the political dialogue inherent in Matta-Clark’s artistic interventions, from his concern for the extreme plight of the homeless, his interest in direct community engagement, his belief that we should expand our lived experience of a city into its underground and inaccessible spaces, and his commentary on development and socioeconomic stratification.

"INDEX: The Meeting" features Woolard's evolving work "The Meeting Game," which undoes the meeting’s conventional structure and invites participants to use sculptural objects as tools to provoke more open, aware, and intentional dialogues. The artist asks: can a blue-foam head, ninety-nine balls, and a ceiling tile net be actively employed by the cooperative movement? Developed in collaboration with practiced facilitators—including Esteban Kelly, Co-Executive Director of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives, and members of the Brandeis University community—The Meeting Game will continue to be refined in workshops and public programs with over the course of Woolard’s residency at the Rose. 

The Meeting launches the first iteration of INDEX, a new initiative at the museum. Housed in the Lee gallery, bi-annual projects by INDEX artists will produce site-responsive and participatory platforms and programs. Like a book’s index, the project serves not only to list but also to reorganize, cross-reference, and establish new relationships to content. INDEX at the Lee Gallery is a place where people and ideas merge in a collective manner.  

A campus celebration will be held for the fall exhibitions on Sept. 20, and the museum officially opens for the season on Sept. 21. Visiting hours at the Rose are Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is free and open to the public.

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