The American artist Dan Graham (b.1942) is widely recognised as one of the most influential artists and thinkers of the past 25 years. From his early, language-based conceptual projects to his video works, performances, writings and more recent architectural pavilions, social engagement and interaction with the audience have always been at the core of Graham’s work. This exhibition on two sites provides a rare opportunity to assess his work in depth.
Architecture 1 at Camden Arts Centre comprises three pavilions: New Design for Showing Videos 1995, incorporating selection of Graham’s video works, Triangle with Circular Inserts - Variation B 1991 and a newly commissioned ‘garden’ pavilion. A ‘Reading Room’ will feature a comprehensive selection of Graham’s writings on contemporary art, music and popular culture. Architecture 2 at the Architectural Association, will focus on Graham’s architectural models and drawings, together with a newly commissioned ‘pergola’ conservatory.
This exhibition has been supported by the Arts Council of England, The Henry Moore Foundation, Saint-Gobain Glass UK Ltd, Mike Davies Settlement, The Weltkunst Foundation and Habitat UK Ltd. Dan Graham is represented by Lisson Gallery, London