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NEW PUBLICATION

Dan Graham Pavilions: A Guide
By Josh Thorpe

Art Metropole, Toronto.
12.7 x 10.2 cm., 80 pp full colour,
perfect bound, softcover.

$20

As the retrospective on Dan Graham travels to the Whitney Museum in June,
Art Metropole has published a new guide to Graham’s pavilions around the world. Dan Graham Pavilions: A Guide is the first publication to provide comprehensive and direct information on the remote international sites where his public works may be discovered and enjoyed.

Graham’s pavilions are parodies of corporate architecture, moments of psychedelic experience in the urban landscape, shelters for the weather-beaten pedestrian, romantic rendezvous for lovers, photo-ops for tourists, and funhouses for kids. This guide provides photos, locations, and access information for public works across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. It is the product of a research collaboration between Toronto artist and author Josh Thorpe, Toronto artist-run centre Art Metropole, and Dan Graham himself.

Josh Thorpe is an artist, musician, writer, and publisher living in Toronto. He has his Masters in visual studies from University of Toronto and he is currently employed by the Ontario College of Art and Design. Thorpe’s work has been seen and heard in Berlin, Paris, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Joliette, Quebec.

Dan Graham was born 1942 in Urbana, Illinois (USA). He has been working internationally since the 1960s. A pioneer of early performance, video, conceptual, and post-minimal art, Graham is also a writer, critic, and curator. Graham’s body of work includes video installations, photos, text works, films, architectural models, and fully fledged architectural installations using steel and two-way mirror glass. His work is concerned with a social interaction between viewers and objects.


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