Lecture Performance: Dan Graham. Personal Best(s) and Influential Precursors
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018, 17:00 – 18:00
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Dan Graham
Gabriele Knapstein

In a lecture performance, artist Dan Graham discusses three of his crucial time-delay works: Present Continuous Past(s), a stage set for a Glenn Branca musical performance at the Kunsthalle Bern, and an unrealized project for local public access cable TV. Furthermore, Graham also shows three examples of low-tech-pioneer video art by Darcy Lange, Nam June Paik and Bruce Nauman to counter the current fashion of video art as spectacle.

Dan Graham is an american artist who is showing extensively in America and Europe. Notable exhibitions include documenta 5 (1972) and the Venice Biennale (1976). In 2009 a large retrospective of his work was on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Gabriele Knapstein is art historian and curator, and has been living in Berlin since 1985. From 1995 to 2003 she worked as a freelance curator for the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), amongst others. Since 2003, she has been researcher, and since 2016, director of the Nationalgalerie in the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.