June 17, 2009 - Whitney Museum of American Art - Dan Graham
June 17, 2009

Dan Graham

Dan Graham photographing Two Adjacent Pavilions, 1978-82
two-way mirror, glass, and steel; two 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 next to the Fulda River, Kassel, Germany, 1982

My Turn:
Dan Graham:
Beyond

June 24 – October 11, 2009

945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

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Programs
, or to purchase a ticket, please visit whitney.org

My Turn
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.

Acoustic Evening with The Feelies
Friday, June 26 at 7 pm
The Feelies, one of the most influential rock bands of the past three decades, play a rare acoustic set. This performance presents the group’s legendary complex guitar layering, driving rhythms, and drone passages.
This concert is free with Museum admission (free for members).Concert tickets are available on the day of the show only, beginning at 1 pm. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 2 tickets per person.

Dan Graham in Conversation with Glenn Branca
Saturday, September 12 at 7 pm
Dan Graham joins avant-garde composer and musician Glenn Branca for a conversation about past collaborations, rock music, and shared interests working in New York City. This evening also includes a screening of Westkunst (Modern Period): Dan Graham Segment (1980) by Dan Graham and Ernst Mitzka.
This program will take place at X Initiative, 548 West 22nd Street. This is a free event. No reservations. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated.

Put Blood in the Music
Introduction by director Charles Atlas

Thursday, September 17 at 7 pm
This is a rare U.S. screening of Put Blood in the Music (1989), a documentary on the late 1980s downtown New York music scene, featuring early performances by Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Hugo Largo, and Ambitious Lovers and appearances by Dan Graham, Glenn Branca, Karen Finley and others. Experimental filmmaker, video artist, and director Charles Atlas will introduce his film.
This program will take place at X Initiative, 548 West 22nd Street. This is a free event. No reservations. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated.

Beyond Dan Graham: Beyond
Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm
Scholars, critics, and artists join Dan Graham for a roundtable conversation about his inimitable contributions to performance, music, and architecture.

Dan Graham: Beyond is on view at the Whitney from June 24 through October 11, 2009.

Unless otherwise noted, all My Turn programs are FREE for members. Advance sales are recommended as space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum Admissions desk or online at whitney.org Inquiries: public_programs@whitney.org or (212) 570-7715.

For further information on the Whitney Museum of American Art, please visit whitney.org or call (212) 570-3600.

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