Dan Graham: Buildings and Signs 1978 Models

Dan Graham (1942–2022) was one of the most influential protagonists of conceptual art from the 1960s on. With his walk-through glass Pavilions, he places architecturally designed elements in space, thereby altering the viewer’s perceptions of its surrounding. The resulting estrangement effect enables the viewer to rediscover and re­-experience spatial dimensions. Among his recent projects is the commission of the Roof Garden on the Metropolitan Museum in New York which was made in cooperation with the landscape architect and ETH professor Günther Vogt. The publication fleshes out Graham’s perspective on his model-­like works, in which art and architecture come together.