Dan Graham - Rocked His Exhibition
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Conceptual artist Dan Graham walked through the retrospective of his work at the Whitney Museum this summer. He's an art world radical, and a chatty one, at that.
Dan Graham: Beyond was a Whitney retrospective of the New York artist that spanned his 40 year career, including his conceptual projects for magazine pages from the 60's, glass and steal installations from the 80's, video installations, and his work with musicians including Sonic Youth and Japanther.
Graham said his work is all about anarchistic humor. That's one of the many rapid explanations he gives for his art. Graham also explained that his work commands participation: whether visitors sit on cushions and watch videos together, or adjust their make-up in the reflecting surfaces of his work.