Mirror Landscape weaves together a rich documentation on the design, construction and installation of Two Way Mirror / Hedge Arabesque, the pavilion created by Dan Graham for the sixth edition of “All'Aperto” (Outdoors)—the art event organized by the Fondazione Zegna and curated by Andrea Zegna and Barbara Casavecchia—with a wider overview on the relationship between artwork, viewer and landscape, which runs through the entire production of the artist.
The book includes a preface by Anna Zegna, an extensive introduction by Andrea Zegna and a lively conversation between Dan Graham, Barbara Casavecchia and Joseph Grima, founder of the Space Caviar studio in Genoa and co-curator of the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennale. “My pieces are for children's enjoyment, like a funhouse, and a photo opportunity for parents”, explains Graham, while talking about architecture, conceptual art, country & western music, museums, botanical garden and the importance of holding hands. The volume contains also two special “chapters”: a documentary section on 5 pavilions en plein air selected by the artist, and the long essay as “Garden as Theater as Museum” (1989), translated here in Italian for the first time.
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
Edited by Barbara Casavecchia.
Foreword by Anna Zegna, introduction by Andrea Zegna, conversation between Dan Graham, Barbara Casavecchia and Joseph Grima.
published in June 2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
80 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-182-7
EAN : 9788867491827