Two-Way Mirror Power: Selected Writings by Dan Graham on His Art

Two-Way Mirror Power: Selected Writings by Dan Graham on His Art

by Dan Graham, Alexander Alberro
     
 

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The internationally renowned artist Dan Graham is widely acknowledged as one of the leading members of the 1960s conceptual art movement. However, his subsequent work in photography, performance, film, video, and the fusion of art and architecture, though well known in Europe and Japan, is less well known in English-speaking countries.

In Rock My Religion

Overview

The internationally renowned artist Dan Graham is widely acknowledged as one of the leading members of the 1960s conceptual art movement. However, his subsequent work in photography, performance, film, video, and the fusion of art and architecture, though well known in Europe and Japan, is less well known in English-speaking countries.

In Rock My Religion (MIT Press, 1993), Graham explored mainly the work of other artists. In this collection, he articulates the rationale behind his own art. The broadly accessible essays, which include his most canonical texts, are organized both thematically and chronologically. They chart his career from conceptual art for magazine pages of the 1960s, to work integrating video, television, architecture, film, and performance of the 1970s, to his pavilion sculptures of the 1980s and 1990s. The book also features an essay by Jeff Wall and interviews with Graham that address the art historical references and theoretical principles underlying his work.

Published in association with the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262571302
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/19/1999
Series:
Writing Art
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

David Ross
Dan Graham's critical stance is refreshing, rigorous, original, and essential.

From the Publisher
"Like his artwork, Graham's writings have become site-specificmonuments,and their publication here provides a textual mini-mall inwhich we are invited to peruse the predicament of our culture." Mary Kelly , Professor and Chair of Art, University of California, Los Angeles"Dan Graham's critical stance is refreshing, rigorous, original, and essential." David Ross ,Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mary Kelly
Like his artwork, Graham's writings have become site-specificmonuments,and their publication here provides a textual mini-mall in which we are invited to peruse the predicament of our culture.

Meet the Author

Dan Graham's artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.

His writings have appeared in Artforum, Arts,and numerous other magazines, books, and monographs.

Alexander Alberro is Virginia Bloedel '51 Associate Professor of Art History at Barnard College. He is the author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity and the coeditor of Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology, both published by the MIT Press.

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