Future es Dan Graham
FUTURE es Dan Graham (2013) was an individual exhibition by Dan Graham
(Urbana, 1942), which came out of an invitation extended to the artist
to make a show in the artist-run-space Uma certa falta de coerência, in
Curated by Mauro Cerqueira, Pedro de Llano Neira and André
Sousa, the exhibition highlighted his relation with Portugal and Spain,
which goes back to his first trip to Lisbon –curiously enough, the day
after the “Carnation Revolution”, on April 25th, 1974-, and has passed
through different visits to both countries up to the present. FUTURE es
Dan Graham focused also in those elements which Graham´s work shares
with Uma certa falta de coerência project, for which it has been a
crucial referent: the city and its suburbs, popular culture, and the
artistic practices heir of the DIY attitude.
The title and poster
of the exhibition came from a drawing found in Pedro de Llano Cabado´s
archive -the architect (A Coruña, 1947) that collaborated with him in
twelve of his projects in the Iberian Peninsula since 1997. Together
with this sketch, made as a first approach to the proposal for the
Fundació Tapiés pavilion (unrealized, 1999), several documentary
materials were shown (drawings, faxes, texts, photographies, and
models), that address the process of definition and construction of five
of those pavilions: Santiago de Compostela´s pyramid, the unrealized
projects for MACBA and Fundació Tapies, in Barcelona, and two pavilion
proposals for Museu Serralves, in Porto.
materials were accompanied by four videos made by Dan Graham since 1983
(Rock, My Religion, TWO WAY MIRROR CYLINDER INSIDE CUBE and a video
salón, Classic and Recent Installations/Pavilions: 1974-2008 and Death
by chocolate), a model of the rarely published work - Tombe in Granite
(Bienal de Pontevedra, 1988)-, several posters, and a new video, titled
FUTURE es Dan Graham (2013), still in editing process, filmed by
Cerqueira, de Llano and Sousa, during the investigation carried on for
the exhibition, including interviews with Graham, and some of his
friends and collaborators. This video contains also unpublished
materials, as the images which show the Dacca Pavilion; his last work in
the Iberian Peninsula, installed in a collectors farm, in Extremadura
Acknowledgments / Agradecimentos: Marta Almeida, Daniela Pinheiro - Fundação de Serralves; Antón Castro; João Fernandes; Miguel von
Hafe - CGAC; Cindy Hinant; Juan Várez; Enrique Velasco;
Rute Ventura - Lisson Gallery.
Future es Dan Graham
11.10 > 09.11.2013
Inaugura Sexta às 22h.
Opening Friday at 10pm
Exposição organizada | Show organized by:
Uma Certa Falta de Coerência e/and Pedro de Llano.
Aberto aos sábados das 16 às 19h, ou por marcação.
Open on saturdays from 4 to 7pm, or by appointment.
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