The legendary artist Dan Graham doesn’t see himself as a conceptual artist. ”I hate conceptual art. I don’t believe in it. It’s bullshit”
”I situate my work as a hybrid between literature, philosophy and dance...halfway between art and design”
Dan Graham talks about his art, and what he is exploring and investigating as an artist.
The artwork in this video is Dan Graham’s site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass between ivy hedgerows. The pavilion responding to it’s specific site, reflecting the modernist skyscraper facades, the idyllic Central Park and the viewers engaging with the piece.
The piece was on view April 29th through November 2nd 2014
Dan Graham (b 1942) has had retrospective exhibitions and solo shows at The Metropolitan Museum, New York (2014), Shaker Museum, New York (2014), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2009); Museu Seralves Porto, Portugal(2001); The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago (1981); Kunsthalle Berne (1983), the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (1985), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1993), and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1997)
Grahams work has appeared in numerous international exhibitions. He has exhibited recently at the Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu (2010), the Espace d’Art Contemporain et musee des beaux-Arts, La Rochelle, France (2011), and the Turner Contemporary, Kent, United Kingdom (2013). He has participated in Documenta V (972), VI (1977), VII (1982), IX (1992), and X (1997). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2010), the French Vermeil Medal, Paris (2001) and the Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award (1992)
Dan Graham | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC May 2014
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync
Artworks courtesy | Dan Graham
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