Talk: Andrea Fraser

30 April 2019, 18:00–20:00

Andrea Fraser. Photo by Gemma Planell / MACBA, 2016.

The performance artist Andrea Fraser is one of the most important figures working in institutional critique. Her work examines the role of the artist and the power structures, economy, hierarchies, and mechanisms of control in the art field. From observing the male gaze on museum building construction to the language of business in art, Fraser has taken an active role in critical discussions of the art world.

Andrea Fraser uses several formats to produce and distribute her work. She has used video, talks, performances, publications and other mediums to define situations and discuss politics, feminism, and reality. Her work has been shown internationally in institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, MUAC in Mexico city, MACBA in Barcelona, and exhibitions such as Biennale di Venezia, Whitney Biennial, and Shanghai Biennale. In a twist of history, Roxy Farhat was Andrea Fraser’s student at UCLA and they share ideas on the use of performance, the gaze to the camera and the discussion on types of languages.

The lecture is presented in collaboration with Sophie Tottie’s Professor Group at Kungl. Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art) supported by Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.

Listen to Andrea Fraser’s talk as a podcast here