- Dan Graham
Model For Pavillion With Chinese Moon Gates
glass and aluminium
- 51.8 by 73.7 by 74.4cm.; 20 3/8 by 29 by 29 3/8 in.
- Executed in 1988, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3.
Dan Graham's output has included performance art, installations,
video, sculpture, photography and criticism. The ICA hosted a solo
exhibition by Graham in 1976, and a few years later a slide lecture on
the themes of rock, performance and gender.
In the seventies Graham began designing the pavilions for which he is best known, works which are at once sculptural objects and quasiarchitectural installations. These pieces reflect his interest in
Minimalist art and Modernist architecture, as well as earlier
architectural forms which engage with leisure, display and interaction.
Graham's donation to the ICA is Model For Pavilion With Chinese Moon Gates, 1988, a maquette for a pavilion that is influenced by Chinese garden architecture, which employs circular openings to frame perspectives and create portals.