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Rock/Music Textes
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Dan Graham Rock/Music Textes
published in 1999
French edition
15 x 21 cm (softcover)
160 pages
ISBN: 978-2-84066-033-0
EAN: 9782840660330
out of print
 
A collection of Dan Graham's articles about music.
Passionate amateur of experimental and rock music, Dan Graham, by means of articles on personalities and spheres of influence as diverse as Steve Reich, Patti Smith, Blondie, Malcolm McLaren, hippy and punk..., produces brilliant analyses that express analogical, philosophical or anthropological thinking one after another, often with literary deviations and the use of pretexts like Devo, the Sex Pistols or the Doors, broaching matters of feminism, religion, the mechanics of industrial culture, or the relationship of artist/spectator, while highlighting the artificial and contradictory ideologies of society in general.
Dan Graham (born in 1942, lives in New York City) is a highly influential figure in the field of contemporary art, both as an artist and as a well-respected critic and theorist. He was the founding director of the John Daniels Gallery (1964–1965), where he presented Sol LeWitt's first solo exhibition and showed works by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Robert Smithson. Graham is known for his early conceptual work for magazines, his groundbreaking video work, and his site-specific architectural pavilions.

See also Michel Butor & Dan Graham; Gabriele Basilico & Dan Graham.