Dan Graham

Krabbesholm Højskole

September 30, 2010

Dan Graham
Krabbesholm Chill Out Pavilion

2-15 October 2010

Saturday, 2 October at 4 PM

Four Boxes Gallery
Krabbesholm Alle 15
DK 7800 Skive
(+45) 97520227
post [​at​] krabbesholm.dk


It is a great pleasure to announce the opening of Dan Graham’s pavilion for Krabbesholm: “Krabbesholm Chill Out Pavilion” in connection with the artist’s exhibition in Four Boxes Gallery: “Works between Art and Architecture from New York to Denmark”.

For more than fourty years Dan Graham has been an influential figure in contemporary art, working both as an artist, a curator and a writer. His wide variety of work consists of film, video, performance, installation, architecture, women’s magazines and rock music.

An important part of his work has been the design of more than thirty two-way-mirror-glass pavilions in which he has merged sculpture, installation and architecture. They are situated all over the world in parks, museums, on mountains and roof tops.

The pavilions thematize a duality of transparency/reflection and scatter the boundary between observer and observed. Dan Graham is interested in inter-subjectivity, in exploring how a person, in a precise and given moment, perceives himself while at the same time watching other people who in turn are watching him.

“Architects are increasingly interested in the aestetic fascination of Dan Graham’s mirroring pavilion walls. However, Dan Graham does not function simply as an architect. He uses mirroring walls rather as the surgeon uses his scalpel, to reveal the psychological and perceptive structures of our social behavior.”
—Jacques Herzog, Herzog & de Meuron Architects, Basel

(+45) 97520227
post [​at​] krabbesholm.dk

*Image above:
© Dan Graham.