Dan Graham b. 1942
Classic and Recent Installations/Pavilions 1974-2008 (2009)

2009, 15:37 min, color, sound and silent

Newly compiled by Graham, Classic and Recent Installations/Pavilions 1974-2008 features video documentation of ten installations, including a series of the architectural sculptures that he terms "pavilions." Typically composed of transparent or mirrored glass, and often placed outdoors in public sites, these structures further Graham's investigation into public and private spaces and invite a dialogue between the viewer and the environment, viewing and being viewed. Graham has written: "The pavilion structures are psychologically and socially self-reflective. There is a dialectic between the perception of oneself and other bodies perceiving themselves, making the spectator conscious of him or herself as a body."

Covering a span of twenty-five years, this new compilation includes video documentation of the following ten installations: Present Continuous Pasts (1974) at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Sculpture/Pavilion for Argonne (1978-81) at Argonne National Laboratories, Illinois; Sculpture/Pavilion II (1985) at Moderna Musett, Stockholm; 2-2 Way Mirror Half Cylinders Off-Aligned (2000) from the ING Belgium Bank Collection, Brussels; Two 'V's (2002-2005) from the Belgacom Corporate Collection, Brussels; Two-way Mirror Half Cylinder Half Hedge (2005) from the collection of Peggy and Ralph Burnet in Wayzata Minnesota; From Rococo to Mannerism (2007) at Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris; Pavilion for Sonic Youth Exhibition (2008) at Museon in Bolzano, Italy; Straight 2-way Mirror Pane Bisecting Curved 2-way Mirror for Novartis Campus, Basel (2008); and For the Daughter of Jeppe Heim/Splash (2008), from a private collection in Australia.

For first work camera: Brian Hatton. For all other works camera: Dan Graham. Editing: Dan Graham and Trevor Shimizu, EAI (World Headquarters). -- EAI


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