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Demolitions and Other Works

November 5–December 29, 1996

This two-hour program surveys three decades of videos and artworks made in the urban or industrial landscape. The program begins with the recently completed documentation of three of Robert Smithson's historical earth-works from the 1960s, and one of Gordon Matta-Clark's famous carvings of an abandoned building. The final works include a chronicle of Rachel Whiteread's controversial House, which stood in London for three months before being demolished, and a video compiled from footage of demolitions by blasting. Programming in the Video Gallery is made possible by the generous support of the Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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John B. Ravenal

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