Dan Graham—with an intervention by Günther Vogt

Dan Graham—with an intervention by Günther Vogt

ETH Zürich

Dan Graham, Skateboard Pavilion, 1989.

April 7, 2015

Dan Graham—with an intervention by Günther Vogt
15 April–21 June 2015 

Opening: Tuesday 14 April 
5pm: roundtable discussion by Dan Graham, Prof. Günther Vogt, Prof. Jacques Herzog, moderated by Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung

ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions
Stefano-Fanscini-Platz 5
8093 Zurich


Dan Graham has been one of the most influential conceptual artists since the 1960s. His oeuvre is wide-ranging: as a gallerist, critic, curator, and artist, he has enduringly shaped the discourse of contemporary architecture, art, and music. The exhibition Dan Graham—with an Intervention by Günther Vogt at ETH Zurich looks specifically at his interest in architecture and urban planning, and explores his significance for architectural theory. His writings, like “Homes for America,” are considered required reading in the theory of architecture and take the polemical position that the actual city of the 21st century will be located in the suburbs. 

His most recent works include the Roof Garden at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, created in cooperation with landscape architect Günther Vogt, a professor at ETH Zurich. In the exhibition at ETH Zurich, Graham and Vogt’s collaboration is explored in a site-specific presentation. Additionally, models of Graham’s unrealized architectural projects are shown and Graham’s videos on phenomena of architecture are presented in staged interiors that rec all single family homes from the suburbs. An artist’s book by Dan Graham is being published to accompany the exhibition.

Please order the publication here.

About gta exhibitions
gta exhibitions is part of the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at ETH Zurich. The exhibition program serves as an interface between theory and practice, showcasing research and teaching in the Department of Architecture. The thematic field of architecture is extended through interdisciplinary approaches and critically reflected through an experimental approach to the medium of the exhibition.

gta exhibitions is curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen. 

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