Elliptical Pavillion

Dan Graham

First placed in Singapore: 2017

Mapletree Business City


Patron: Mapletree Business City

Text of the Label:

Dan Graham, b. 1942, Urbana, Illinois, United States)
Elliptical Pavillion, 2017 Pavilion : two-way mirror glass, stainless steel 1573 x W665 x H240 cm
About the Artwork:
Elliptical Pavillion explores the relationship between artwork, viewer, and #landscape. The two-way-mirror glass surface, a material which, relative to sunlight, is simultaneously reflective and transparent, #superimposes images of the spectators and the landscape onto each other. The images merge and a "mirage" of overlapping bodies and landscape is created, making the pavilion both a device for a #sharedperceptualexperience as well as a "#funhouse." Dan Graham's glass and mirrored pavilions are instruments of reflection, both visual and cognitive, and highlight keen observations of elements of design in the built world. Poised between sculpture and architecture, the pavilions draw attention to buildings as instruments of expression, psychological strongholds, markers of social change, and #prisms through which we view others and ourselves.

Last updated: Jul-20-2021

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