Last Weekend for the Dan Graham Exhibit at MOCA
Dan Graham: Beyond
Beyond the first North American retrospective of the art of Dan Graham , examining his entire body of work in a focused selection of photographs, film and video, architectural models, indoor and outdoor pavilions, conceptual projects for magazine pages, drawings and prints, and writings. Graham has been a central figure in the development of contemporary art since the 1960s—from the rise of minimalism, conceptual art, and video and performance art, to explorations of architecture and the public sphere and collaborations with musicians and the culture of rock and roll. This exhibition traces the evolution of his practice across each of its major stages, while asserting ongoing themes, most notably, the changing relationship of the individual to society as filtered through American mass media and architecture at the end of the 20th century. Dan Graham: Beyond is co-curated by Bennett Simpson, MOCA associate curator, and Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Following its presentation at MOCA, Dan Graham: Beyond will travel to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, from June 25 to October 11, 2009, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, from October 31, 2009, to January 31, 2010. Dan Graham: Beyond is accompanied by a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue.