[spectre] New podcast: Andrea Fraser talks about institutional critique, the challenges and limitations of cultural activism

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Thu Jul 28 11:50:51 CEST 2016

*New podcast: Andrea Fraser *talks about the challenges and limitations of
cultural activism, about the sub-fields of art, the relationship between
artists and the market, and the museum in the neoliberal era.

Link: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/andrea-fraser/capsula

Through her performances, Andrea Fraser (Billings, Montana, 1965) examines
the social, economic, and emotional structures of the art world. She turns
her critical, self-reflexive, and somewhat ironic gaze on different agents
in the art field and analyses their roles, motivations, and contradictions.
Fraser’s career has been linked to institutional critique from the outset,
and her influences include psychoanalysis, feminism, and the theories of
Pierre Bourdieu. Appropriation, site specific pieces, performance and body
work are some of the strategies Fraser uses to expose the incongruities of
the art world while also harnessing its full critical and political

Produced by: Hiuwai Chu, Anna Ramos, Dolores Acebal and Lucrecia Dalt

*01:20* Museums in times of Neoliberalism. The American model versus the
European model
*06:15* The subfields of art
*09:41* Artists in the art market
*12:32* Political art, cultural activism and social practice. Challenges
and contradictions
*18:57* Encounters, discourses and radical gestures
*22:10* "Untitled" (2003). Beyond the scandal
*25:40* The psychological in the framework of the social
*29:54* Towards an Institutional analysis


If you are interested in social/political art, you may be also into our
conversation with Pascal Gielen on art activism, ONG art and other issues:
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