Andrea Fraser

Andrea Fraser Artist Talk

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall


Andrea Fraser will discuss her on-going research into cultural patronage and plutocracy, from her 1989 performance, Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, to her recent book, 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics.

Andrea Fraser is an artist whose work investigates the social, financial, and affective economies of cultural institutions, fields, and groups. She is Professor, Interdisciplinary Studio Area Head, and Chair of the U.C.L.A. Department of Art. Retrospectives of her work have been presented by the Museum Ludwig Cologne (2013), the Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2015), the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and MUAC UNAM Mexico City (both 2016). Her most recent books include Andrea Fraser: Collected Interviews 1990–2018 (2019, co-published by A.R.T. and Walter Koenig); and 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics (2018, co-published by the CCA Wattis Institute, Westreich/Wagner Publications, and M.I.T. Press), which documents the political contributions of the board members of over 125 major U.S. art organizations in the 2016 election cycle and its aftermath, examining the intersection of cultural philanthropy and political finance in the age of plutocracy. She serves on the boards W.A.G.E, Grex (the West Coast Affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems), and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and on the Artist Council of the Hammer Museum.

Sponsored by the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund and Department of Art and Art History.