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Title
Two-way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth
Artist
Dan Graham
Date
1994-1996
Dimensions
installed 90 × 206 × 508 inches
Materials
stainless steel, glass, arborvitae
Location
On view at the Walker Art Center

Object Details

Type
Sculpture
Accession Number
1996.133.1-.15
Physical Description
three sections of paneled walls - some with dark glass, others perforated and rows of green arborvitae trees
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1996
Object Copyright
© Dan Graham

artwork entry Dan Graham, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 1998

Since the mid-1960s, conceptual artist Dan Graham has been investigating how spaces affect human behavior, how art and audiences are connected, and how works of art are linked to their physical, social, and economic contexts. His works have included color photographs of suburban tract homes; interactive performances, films, and video installations; and glass and mirror pavilions, which he has been making for more than twenty years. For the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden he has created a large geometric maze with walls that provide both transparent and reflective surfaces. As we interact with the sculpture we both see and are seen, view the surrounding environment and our own reflections. The piece conjures up questions about inside and outside, about public and private spaces, and—as the reflective surfaces respond to the motion of clouds and sun—about nature and culture.

Jenkins, Janet, ed. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 1998, no. 6.

© 1998 Walker Art Center

curriculum resource Dan Graham, Two-Way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth (1994-1996) Walker Art Center, 1998

Since the mid-1960s, conceptual artist Dan Graham has been investigating how spaces affect human behavior, how art and audiences are connected, and the ways works of art are linked to their physical, economic, and social contexts. Graham’s work is often said to exist between the worlds of art and architecture. For the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden he created a large geometric maze with walls that provide both transparent and reflective surfaces. As we interact with the sculpture we both see and are seen, viewing the surrounding environment and our own reflections. The piece conjures up questions about inside and outside, about public and private spaces, and–as the reflective surfaces respond to the motion of clouds and sun–about nature and culture.

Text for Dan Graham, Two-Way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth (1994-1996), from the curriculum guide The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: A Garden for All Seasons, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1998.

Copyright 1998 Walker Art Center