Part I: Performance by Thurston Moore and Deb Googe celebrates Dan Graham's 'Rock 'n' Roll'
21 November 2018
On Tuesday 30 October, the final week of Dan Graham’s tenth exhibition with Lisson Gallery, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’, was celebrated with an evening of one-off performances by Thurston Moore, Debbie Googe, and post-punk band The Raincoats. Centred on Graham’s fascination with the relationship between musical performance and audience, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ combined full-size pavilions, small-scale models and historic performance footage that hint at the power of the shared experience. Throughout the exhibition, Stage Set for Music no 2 for Glenn acted as the backdrop for visitors to sit and view archival footage of Graham’s 1983 collaboration with avant-garde composer, Glenn Branca. Having also hosted a performance by Rodney Graham at the show’s opening, on this occasion it provided a stage for performances by musicians and long-time friends of the artist.
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