Dan Graham - 'Pavilions'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art

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Wednesday Night Open Forum


Mackintosh Lecture Theatre


16 Oct 2006
18:00 - 20:00



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Dan Graham - 'Pavilions'

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Dan Graham
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Dan Graham is especially well known for his investigations into the relationship between Utopianism and urban planning. In the 1970's and 80's, Graham began building site-specific sculptural/architectural works, which he called Pavilions.  Constructed (much like modern skyscrapers) from two-way mirrored glass and steel, located in leisure urban settings such as parks and plazas, and often equipped with sliding or revolving doors, Pavilions act as ambiguous interactive monuments that question the idealized social programming of modern architecture. 

Born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1942, Dan Graham is one of the most prominent American artists of his generation.  Through his use of photography, architecture, sculpture, and video, he has been widely acknowledged for his influence in the development of contemporary conceptual art.