International Lecture Series: Andrea Fraser / 22 November 2006

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Andrea Fraser is a New York-based performance artist, mainly known for her work in the area of institutional critique. Fraser made her name in the late 1980s leading gallery tours as docent Jane Castleton. In 1998 Fraser stated that she would no longer impersonate museum guides; henceforth she would perform “as” an artist. In Kunst muss hängen (Art Must Hang) Fraser re-enacts a 1995 speech by a drunk Martin Kippenberger, word by word, gesture for gesture. Fraser’s numerous solo projects have most recently taken place at the Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver. In 2003 the Kunstverein Hamburger organized a twenty-year survey of her work. Fraser has also been selected for the Münster Sculpture Project, 2007.

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