Like in every discussion dealing with art and autonomy, the questions outnumber the answers. Report on a lecture by Andrea Fraser at the Van Abbemuseum, which focuses partly on autonomy from a psychoanalytical standpoint.
As the second in a series of articles on the future of the museum, an interview with the French dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz on his museum of dance. Whether or not it will ever come about doesn’t matter so much. What’s more important is that the questions it raises sharpen our thinking on the museum.
What are the possibilities, opportunities as well as the limitations of current critical curating? On the 26th and 27th of March the symposium ‘Institution as Medium. Curating as institutional critique?’ took place at the Documenta Hallen in Kassel, discussing the current state of institutional critique.
Art fairs are more popular than ever. If in the 1990s every city wanted a biennial, today they all want an art fair with international allure. It seems just a question of time before the art fair pushes the biennial out of everybody’s mind.
She is known for being an astute observer of the art world who has assumed the guises of a critical tour guide, a spectator molesting a pillar of the Guggenheim Bilbao, a flamboyant samba dancer and a stripping speaker for an art opening. Since recently Andrea Fraser teaches (very properly) at UCLA, but even there she cannot stop performing. Prompted by her forthcoming exhibition at De Hallen Haarlem, a conversation about the development of her oeuvre.