Talks And Readings

Asad Raza's Weekend Guests: Dan Graham

June 3, 2 pm

Sixth Floor Gallery, East Side

About Asad Raza’s Weekend Guests
As part of Root sequence. Mother tongue (2017), Asad Raza has invited a series of guests to occupy the installation with choreographic, musical, and intellectual events for weekend visitors to the museum. Comprising mentors, friends, and younger creative practitioners, the group is a plurivocal portrait of the artist’s community. View the full program.

Join us for “America”, a talk between Dan Graham and Asad Raza.

Installation, performance, and conceptual artist Dan Graham (b. 1942) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; ETH Zurich, Zurich; Greene Naftali, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Portikus, Frankfurt am Main. His work has been widely collected by public institutions, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Collection, London; and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Asad Raza (b. 1974) produces exhibitions as experiences with temporal, dramaturgical components. His recent projects include Répétition, Villa Empain in Brussels (2016), home show, New York (2015), The deep past is a form of science fiction, Frieze Projects, London (2015), Schema for a school, and There is no east or west, Ljubljana Graphic Art Biennial (2015). Raza is also the artistic director of the Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain in Brussels, and a member of Résistance(s), an artistic-intellectual project of the LUMA Foundation. Raza co-created dramaturgies for Philippe Parreno’s H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS (2015) at Park Avenue Armory, New York, and the group exhibitions A stroll through a fun palace, Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), and Solaris Chronicles, LUMA Arles (2014). He has also produced many large-scale exhibitions with Tino Sehgal, including presentations at the Palais de Tokyo (2016), Roman Agora, Athens (2014), CCBB Rio de Janeiro (2014), Tate Modern, London (2012), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010). Raza's writing has appeared in venues including Jan Mot Newspaper, n+1, NERO, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and TENNIS magazine. He studied literature and film at Johns Hopkins University and NYU. Of Pakistani origin, he was born in Buffalo, New York.