He explored systematic repetition in the —steel, essentially roomlike architectural structures featuring two-way reflective-glass mirrors intended to allow individuals to view themselves as others viewed them.
He has participated in d OCUMENTA 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10, Kassel, Germany (1972, 1977, 1982, 1992, 1997) and shown work at the Venice Biennale, Italy (1976, 2003, 2005).
Among numerous awards he received the Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award, Zurich, Switzerland (1992), the French Vermeil Medal, Paris, France (2001) and was honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA in 2010.
His desire for a connection to others mirrors our own; yet his work offers a way to critically explore that desire at a moment when interconnectivity and instant feedback are conditioning our collective consciousness to an unprecedented, global degree.
The exhibition is co-organized by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Bennett Simpson, associate curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Additional support for the Whitney’s presentation is provided by the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Donald R. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee 2000.170.
In 2004 Graham collaborated with the rock group Japanther and the artists Laurent P.
The telephone has always struck me as an ideal medium through which to converse with Dan Graham—his timing and use of the rhythms of speech on the phone rarely fail to surprise and impress. First of all, the cost of the material is terrible. In fact, there are great artists of the eighties who tried that in China.
To that end he employed , or New Novel, including Alain Robbe-Grillet and Michel Butor.
Graham moved to New York City in 1963 and began a career as a writer; his texts addressed a wide variety of topics, including art, architecture, television, music, and self-awareness.
Image courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York 1982–84. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee 2000.170 .
For fifty years, Dan Graham has traced the symbiosis between architectural environments and their inhabitants.