Critique

Andrea Fraser Tackles ‘1 Percent Art’

Andrea Fraser performing "Museum Highlights" (1989). (Courtesy Wikipedia)

In this month’s Adbusters, artist Andrea Fraser has an article called “1% Art,” which offers a clear-eyed look at the role of the increasingly wealthy in funding the expansion of the art market over the past decade. “It is now painfully obvious,” Ms. Fraser writes, “that what has been extraordinarily good for the art world over the past decades has been disastrous for the rest of the world.” Read More

Talks

At MoMA, Andrea Fraser on a Life Spent Addressing ‘Factories of Edification and of Taste’

A still of Andrea Fraser in her 2001 video "Little Frank and His Carp," set in the Guggenheim Bilbao. (Courtesy the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York)

“When I moved to New York at 16, as Sabine mentioned, I encountered the great museums of New York—the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the Guggenheim,” the artist Andrea Fraser told a crowd at MoMA last night. “I found them absolutely terrifying. I found them incredibly intimidating, with their overwhelming legitimacy, their overwhelming authority.” Read More

Happenings

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MONDAY, JANUARY 30

Talk and Screening: “An Evening With Andrea Fraser” at MoMA
Andrea Fraser–whose work has included a videotaped sexual liaison with a collector and an impersonation of an alc0hol-fueled speech by artist Martin Kippenberger, and who has been tapped for this year’s Whitney Biennial–will discuss her work and screen a few videos of her performances. –Andrew Russeth
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 7 p.m., $12 Read More