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Practice Lecture Series: Andrea Fraser

  • SVA MFA Art Practice 335 West 16th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Andrea Fraser is a performance and video artist known for her institutional critique in works such as Official Welcome (2001), in which she delivered a monologue satirizing the bombastic language used when presenting art exhibitions and prizes, or the controversial Untitled (2003), a videotaped encounter in which a collector paid $20,000 in exchange for sex with the artist, posing the question of whether art is prostitution. Fraser was a founding member of the feminist performance group, The V-Girls (1986-1996); the project-based artist initiative Parasite (1997-1998); and the cooperative art gallery Orchard (2005-2008). Her essays have appeared in several publications including Art in America, October, Artforum, Texte zer Kunst and Grey Room.