Dan Graham has pioneered Conceptual, performance, and video art since the mid-1960s, producing a profoundly influential body of work and theory that has helped to shape the direction and practice of contemporary art over the past four decades. Beginning in 1965, Graham took a series of color snap-shots in suburban New Jersey and New York, using a Kodak Instamatic fixed focus camera. Referring to Minimalist reduction and seriality, Graham utilized the 35mm slide format as a repeatable “art structure” in and of itself. The resulting slide projection, Homes for America, premiered in the exhibition Projected Art at New York City’s Finch College Museum of Art in 1966. Graham will present and discuss this work, which was acquired and recently restored by MoMA. In addition, Graham will speak about his early “proto-Conceptual” art dealing with magazine pages. With the recent acquisition of The Daled Collection of American and European Conceptual Art, MoMA added a substantial number of Graham’s text pieces and works intended as interventions in magazines.
In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays
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