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Over Memorial Day weekend we saw the Dan Graham: Beyond exhibit at
MOCA Los Angeles. This morning I am happy to learn the show arrives to the Whitney later this month: opening June 25, 2009.
Its a powerful show with work that is inclusive and displacing all at once. My favorite pieces in this retrospective are the transparent, two-way mirrored glass installations. Viewers see reflections of themselves and their surrounds as well as views through the glass. The audience becomes part of the sculpture.
Dan Graham interview
The highlight of my weekend was the Jenny Holzer exhibit at the Whitney, PROJECT PROJECT. My recommendation is to take advantage of Friday’s extended hours (open till 9PM) and the “pay as you wish” admission fee. For the best experience arrive a little on the late side, when the crowds are gone and the guards outnumber the visitors.
About the Exhibition:
Jenny Holzer’s pioneering approach to language as a carrier of content and her use of nontraditional media and public settings as vehicles for that content make her one of the most interesting and significant artists working today. Alternating between fact and fiction, the public and the private, the universal and the particular, Holzer’s work offers an incisive social and psychological portrait of our times. PROTECT PROTECT centers on Holzer’s work since the 1990s and is the artist’s most comprehensive exhibition in the United States in more than fifteen years.
NY Press interviews Holzer