Michel Masson lectures on the work of the sculptor Dan Graham and his relationship with architecture.

Dan Graham began his artistic career in the mid-1960s quite by chance. Invited by friends, he became a partner of the John Daniels Gallery in New York quite active, but short-lived. Bankrupt, was forced to return to his parents' home in New Jersey. During the train ride, you can watch the "new city".

From this experience came Homes for America, notorious photographic essay on the mass dwellings of North American suburbs, which includes a first set of the artist's work for the magazines. A while later, Graham joined the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, ushering in a period when interest turns to video, performance and installation, interrupted by Public Space / Two Audiences, work done for the Venice Biennale in 1976 requiring the artist self-criticism. Despite its success, Graham recognizes that the installation was too approached the concept of the "white cube". As out of the impasse, Graham adopts the idea of ​​"city plan", going to propose urban development projects, to start in the early 80s, their flags. In light of Graham's work, the lecture aims to address the apparent relationship of the artist with the architecture, that is, the role it plays in their critical-conceptualist model.

Michel Masson
PhD in History from the PUC-Rio with stage in GSAPP, Columbia University, New York. A master's degree in Design and specialization in History of Art and Architecture Brazil PUC-Rio. He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from FAU / UFRJ. He is currently a postdoctoral student and collaborator of PPGArq professor at PUC-Rio.

The lecture will be in Portuguese.

For more information access: http://studioxrio.org/pt/events/dan-graham-and-architecture

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