Andrea Fraser: Collected Interviews, 1990–2018
Published by Koenig Books/A.R.T. Press.
Edited by Rhea Anastas, Alejandro Cesarco. Text by Judith Batalion, Vincenzo de Bellis, Gregg Bordowitz, Sabine Breitwieser, Stuart Comer, Joshua Decter, Yilmaz Dziewior, Jörg Heiser, Miwon Kwon, Bennett Simpson.
This substantial archive offers an ideal point of entry into the work and reception of Los Angeles–based performance artist and writer Andrea Fraser (born 1965). The interview format provides particular insight into Fraser's self-positioning as a central aspect of her practice. By presenting the artist's voice as mediated through various interlocutors (ranging from professional peers to popular media), Collected Interviews, 1990–2018 uniquely contextualizes Fraser's practice in the artistic and institutional fields in which she intervenes.
As Fraser is engaged, challenged and understood from diverse perspectives, readers learn as much about her artistic commitments from the artist's humor and affect as from her incisive analyses. The collection spans three decades, from the early 1990s to the present, and is organized chronologically with minimal editing.