Installation shot of Performer/Audience/Mirror, Dan Graham, 1975.
Installation shot of Performer/Audience/Mirror, Dan Graham, 1975.

Dan Graham and Michael Snow in conversation at Plug In ICA

September 28, 2013 – 1:30pm to 3pm

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents a public conversation between Dan Graham and Michael Snow, two crucial figures in 21st century art at Plug In ICA on Saturday, September 28th at 1:30 pm. The discussion will be moderated by Plug In ICA Executive | Artistic Director Anthony Kiendl and will be followed by a reception on the roof terrace from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Seating is limited. This program is co-presented with WNDX: Festival of Moving Image.

Michael Snow is considered one of Canada’s most important living artists, and one of the world’s leading experimental filmmakers. His wide-ranging and multidisciplinary oeuvre explores the possibilities inherent in different mediums and genres, and encompasses film and video, painting, sculpture, photography, writing, and music. Snow’s practice comprises a thorough investigation into the nature of perception.

Since the mid-1960s, Dan Graham has produced an important body of art and theory that engages in a highly analytical discourse on the historical, social and ideological functions of contemporary cultural systems. Architecture, popular music, video and television are among the focuses of his provocative investigations, which are articulated in essays, performances, installations, videotapes and architectural/sculptural designs.

WNDX will be screening the films of Michael Snow (co-presented with Plug In ICA):

BMO Financial Group is the sponsor of Plug In ICA’s artist lecture series.