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Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Dan Graham: Beyond is the first-ever comprehensive museum survey of Graham’s career to be done in the United States. The show is co-curated by Chrissie Iles, the Whitney’s Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, and Bennett Simpson, MOCA associate curator. Organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in collaboration with the Whitney, it examines Graham’s extensive body of work in photographs, film and video, architectural models, indoor and outdoor pavilions, conceptual projects for magazine pages, drawings, prints, and writings.
Graham (b. 1942) has been a central participant in the development of contemporary art since the 1960s—from the rise of minimalism, conceptual art, video art, and performance art, to explorations of architecture and the public sphere, to collaborations with musicians and the culture of rock and roll. This exhibition traces the evolution of Graham’s work through each of its major stages, exploring his principal motifs and concerns, among them his key theme: the changing relationship of the individual to society, as filtered through American mass media and architecture.
Following its presentation at the Whitney, the Graham exhibition travels to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, from October 31, 2009 to January 31, 2010.(read less)