Dan Graham & Jeppe Hein Rüdiger Schöttle gallery / Munich

March 18, 2008

Tonight (March 18 from 6 to 8 pm) 303 gallery will host an exclusive conversation between US and Danish artists Dan Graham and Jeppe Hein, who have already collaborated this year for a show at Rüdiger Schöttle gallery in Munich.

Born in 1942, Graham is considered a pioneer in performance and video art, and is also known for his writings on art theory. The last public appearance of the artist was last year at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, where his late ’70’s bootleg recordings of NY punk shows, together with choreographies by Martha Graham, became the starting point for the Two Grahams, a performance by Ei Arakawa and Eleanor Erdman presented during “Dead Already,” a collaborative show by Jutta Koether and Kim Gordon. During his carrier he owned a gallery, produced movies, created text pieces to be inserted into several magazines and designed a bar for the Kunst-Werke in Berlin.

The collision between art and architecture is also one of the most important issues of Hein’s projects, which question the role of the spectator within the artworks, combining Kinetic Art, ‘relational aesthetics’ and a certain Scandinavian attention to the environment (before starting on his own he served as Olafur Eliasson’s assistant).

Jeppe Hein (b. 1974) also co-owns Karriere, a bar in Copenhagen featuring projects by Franz Ackermann, Monica Bonvicini, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Maurizio Cattelan, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Graham and many others. Hein’s show, on view at 303 through April 12, will be followed by a solo exhibition at ARoS Kunstmuseum in Århus (Denmark) and another project in New York at Madison Square Park.

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