paris: dan graham

© marian goodman gallery / dan graham - passage intime [2015]

in the early years of his career, dan graham [1942] started out founding an art galley in new york city where he organized shows for illustrious contemporaries such as dan flavin, sol lewitt and donald judd, aand many of them also became a a major influence. an entirely self-taught creative, graham immersed himself in popular culture and architecture and started creating a wide variety of works, ranging from conceptual pieces, performances, videos, architectural designs, and also writing. the paris venue of marian goodman gallery currently hosts graham's latest exhibition, which as it happens, is part of a number of events in france involving the artist.

on display at the gallery is sleek new pavilion which straddles the realms of architecture and sculpture. entitled passage intime, it's made of two curved screens of stainless steel and two-way mirrors and invites gallery visitors to enter inside the concave gap between the two partitions. when two or more persons enter the passageway simultaneously, the narrow space induces brief physical contact. the exhibition also includes the preparatory drawings for the children’s pavilion, an abandoned project from 1994, and the screening of don’t trust anyone over thirty, a rock opera conceived and staged by the artist [on through oct 8]. location: 79 rue du temple [marais].

© marian goodman gallery / dan graham - passage intime [2015]