Salzburg

Reporting from São Paulo, I’m from the United States,1998. Still from a video installation.

Salzburg

Andrea Fraser

Salzburger Kunstverein
Hellbrunner Strasse 3 Künstlerhaus
September 13–November 9, 2003

Organized by Kunstverein director Yilmaz Dziewior, this sampling of roughly forty works produced by Andrea Fraser since the mid-’80s is the artist’s largest show to date. With a catalogue containing essays by Dziewior, George Baker, and Anke Kempkes and a compilation of Fraser’s own extensive writings, the last fifteen years of one particularly versatile strain of institutional critique is open to scrutiny. Fraser’s work, which ranges from the quietly cerebral to the spectacularly performative, has had a lot to say about how this genre evolved through the ’90s. Typically characterized by an intelligent, incisive humor, over the years her practice has become increasingly self-critical, a sure sign that she hasn’t lost her edge.