Annie Tomkins

Arts

Gordon Matta-Clark and Radical Architecture

The construction, adaption and demolition of lived spaces is an essential and familiar part of any urban environment. The mundane backdrop, functionality and form of everyday city life became the canvas for American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978). Working in the ‘70s, a period which heralded the emergence of modernist architecture, he was inspired to challenge…

Arts

Russia Season at the Sainsbury Centre

There is a strange red sculptural tower that has been erected outside the Sainsbury Centre. It is a new, unavoidable addition to the UEA grounds. This red monument is a symbol of the revolution, a monument to the future, a meeting of the creative and utilitarian. It is Tatlin’s Tower and was intended to be…