The Hirschhorn has a new Dan Graham sculpture, to touch on a recent Diary subject.
It is interesting how the Smithsonian informs an artworkdifferent resonancea sense of polis, in the institution, among a larger variety of object examples, other aspects of American culture. There is still that sense of tinkering, what America did best, a sense of invention built into our mindset.
One doesn't really see much American art in the Nat'l Gallery, until one reaches the East Wingthe walkway in a sense, is a transatlantic journey for better or for worse. Anyone borne under the sign of Leodirecting Bros Hess, Spidey star opposite Dunst (TmG), produces Nobel prize, Atari. May the Mothers of Invention freak out Frank Zappa forever!
Hy NL ;*
Whats the deal with Dan Graham? Has anyone remarked on his eccentricity?
I have it on good authority that when he is older, Mr. Graham may wish to paint unpretentious oils of banal rural scenes, such as mobile homes and discarded household appliances.
Is that a joke? I don't get it. Has anyone else noticed how Graham tries so hard to make himself sound influential? Its sad, because he's really a great artist.
how dare you pipsqueaks question someone who is So Influential ? I mean, it's like it's part of his name.
what? I guess no one discusses anything on this blog?
I've posted some stuff that I think are important issues... so take a look You might think other wise but Id like to hear why or why you agree or add something (Richard Jackson Franz Ackermann)
well. perhaps i should have been more direct in my earlier post:
DG is almost universally described as Influential, but ya gotta look long to find any detailed explanation of how&why that Influence actually works. either it's so obvious, or it's too subtle, or maybe it's just an article of faith. I think some of his influence derives from his being almost as ubiquitous as Hans Ulrich Obrist.
backtalk- how do i reach your comments?
yeah, how EXACTLY is graham influential? nobody's making pavilions and performance art is pretty non-existent these days
Its mostly in Europe ...you know how those Europeans like us Americans to look silly and unsophisticated. How do you think Pop got so popular ? and thinking about all this...I go back to the Dwan Gallery days has anyone ever document the FACT that Virginia Dwan created earthworks with her show in her gallery in the Fall of 66? or maybe it was John Weber's idea? She asked all her artists and a few non gallery artists to create a piece that used the earth in some way or was site specific ? or something like that but everyone made pieces for the show even if we weren't invited It was a lot of FUN I made a platform with negative geometric shapes cut in. I thought at the time the thing to do was out do Carl Andree HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
I like inert art.
WOW! I drop a bomb in the room and this is the response?
There are no bombs in Limbo. Sorry.
Or did you mean MOM.
As above so below. Hey, why do women love jesus so much?
He was hung like this....
the moderator is like prozac i guess.
Pruning shears. No sense in working to hard, cards. Off with heir heads?
Not sure why talkback exists, actually.
Dan Graham was one of the jurors for this show: