TEXTE ZUR KUNST was deeply saddened to learn of Dan Graham’s passing on February 19, 2022. Continuing our collected tributes to Graham, who was a vital figure in the history of TEXTE ZUR KUNST, is a text by the Cologne–based artist Julia Scher.
On a jet to New York for Dan’s funeral
There is no hackery in the reflectionsYou would become whole.In spite of all the parts taken, blasted off, electro shocked, lootedHere is the peaceful coming togetherNo slave to the image.In the family of images,In the bounty of starsIn the mapping of timeHe found a place for all of usIn a slide by, in a swirl of New York dust,In a caravan of love,In a messy row of sound,He twirled, seeing from the inside all the outside has..…to offer.
Julia Scher is an artist based in Cologne.
Image credit: Andrew Boyle