Dan Graham : Beyond
  • exhibition catalogue
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 31 x 23.5 cm.
  • 346 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • ISBN 1933751126

Dan Graham : Beyond

Dan Graham, Chrissie Iles, Bennett Simpson, Beatriz Colomina, Rhea Anastas, Mark von Schlegell, Mark Francis, Alexandra Midal, Philippe Vergne, Kim Gordon, Rodney Graham

Dan Graham : Beyond

description

Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February 15 - March 25, 2009. Traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 25 - October 2009; and to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, November 2009 - February 2010. "Dan Graham is one of the most significant figures to emerge from the 1960s moment of Conceptual art, with a practice that pioneered a range of art forms, modes, and ideas that are now fundamental to contemporary art. The thrust of his practice has always pointed beyond: beyond the art object, beyond the studio, beyond the medium, beyond the gallery, beyond the self. Beyond all these categories and into the realm of the social, the public, the democratic, the mass produced, the architectural, the anarchic, the humorous. Graham's early work, Homes for America—a series of snapshots of suburban New Jersey tract housing accompanied by short parodic texts, made as a page layout for Arts magazine—announced a critical art grounded in the everyday, and it merged the artist's interest in cultural commentary with art's most advanced visual modes. His 1984 "video-essay" Rock My Religion traced a continuum of separatism and collective ecstasy from the American religious sect the Shakers to hard-core punk music. This volume, which accompanies a major retrospective organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, offers the first comprehensive survey of Graham's work. The book's design evokes magazine format and style, after Graham's important conceptual work from the 1960s in that medium. Generously illustrated in color and black and white, Dan Graham: Beyond features eight new essays, two new interviews with the artist, a section of reprints of Graham's own writing, and an animated manga-style "life of Dan Graham" narrative. It examines Graham's entire body of work, which includes designs for magazine pages, drawing, photographs, film and video, and architectural models and pavilions." -- publisher's statement. Edited by Chrissie Iles and Bennett Simpson. 150 color illustrations, 100 black-and-white.

objects referenced in this publication

Aspen Magazine in a Box [for Stephane Mallarmé] [aka : The Minimalism Issue] / No. 5 + 6 (Fall - Winter 1967)
New York Review of Sex & Politics / Vol. 1, No. 11 (August 15, 1969)
King Kong International : An Electric Magazine of Visual Culture / Periodico di Cultura Visiva / Anno 1, No. 2 (June 1972)
For Publication [Second Printing]
Wild in the Streets
Manga Dan Graham Story [Japanese Edition]

related objects

Dan Graham : Beyond [Brochure]
Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2009
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