My Turn: Dan Graham, Beyond, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Dan Graham photographing Two Adjacent Pavilions, 1978-82
2-way mirror, glass, and steel
2 structures: 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 feet each
Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Installed in Documenta VII, Germany, 1982

June 24 – October 11, 2009

My Turn expands the definition of a museum program by inviting a guest artist to interpret another artist’s work. This new and unique public program series, held in conjunction with the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond, is organized by guest curator and artist Howie Chen. Dan Graham: Beyond, Graham’s first U.S. retrospective, traces the evolution of his art from his early conceptual projects and performances, to his films and videos, architectural projects and pavilions, and sculptures as well as his collaborations with musicians and rock bands.

Taking the exhibition as a point of departure, Chen approaches Graham’s work through musicians, filmmakers, and performers to provide a new and insightful look at an artist who has been influential since the 1960s. Chen is cofounder of the curatorial partnership Dispatch and is a member of the collaborative New Humans.