Middle Man at Max Hans Daniel

Max Hans Daniel

July 9, 2010

Middle Man
1 July – 21 August 2010

Thu to Sat, 12 to 6 pm

Genthiner Straße 36
10785 Berlin


Dan Graham, Nic Guagnini, John Miller
Middle Man
Curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Piper Marshall / Three’s Company, New York

Middle Man: A person who functions as a social and economic intermediary in the exchange between producer and retailer or consumer. The term is historically, but not necessarily, gendered. This exhibition, Middle Man, includes recent works from artists who are colleagues and collaborators; it examines the input and output of their various exchanges.

Dan Graham’s photographs of interiors and suburban architecture see the artist revisiting New Jersey, the site of his Homes for America series and the locus of much of his interest in social inside- and outside-ness. Nicolas Guagnini’s Neurotic series are snapshots of pairings of women that explicitly depict contemporary gender roles as produced by commerce space. Middle of The Day is John Miller’s lifelong project comprising photographs taken between the hours of 12 PM and 2 PM, the traditional and legal time of lunch hour.

A catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition. Each of the artists writes about the work of another.

Image above:
John Miller, Untitled (06-07-09), inkjet print, 81/2 x 11″, Courtesy Three’s Company, New York
Nicolas Guagnini, Neurotic: Mammal, Summer 2009, inkjet print, 8 x 10″, Courtesy Three’s Company, New York
Dan Graham, Mafia Mansion with Swan Statues: Deal, New Jersey, 2006, inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11″, Courtesy Three’s Company, New York