Dan Graham’s (1942-2022) pioneering art defied genre and conveyed his complex theories through minimalist means. Over a fifty-year career, he moved seamlessly between photography, architecture, sculpture, filmmaking and performance art, while his critical and speculative writing ranged from rock music reviews to astrology and art theory essays.
Graham began his career as the director of the John Daniels Gallery in New York. His first breakthrough work was Homes for America (1966-67), a magazine-style photo-text composition. He became best known for his hybrid pavilions, blending sculpture and architecture, which played with illusion and geometry, casting viewers as both spectators and protagonists.