Bought and sold

By Cate McQuaid Globe Correspondent / March 17, 2010. Boston Globe.

Performance videos consider the artist as commodity

Andrea Fraser's "Museum Highlights" is part of her exhibit "Boxed Set" in the main gallery of Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

Andrea Fraser's "Museum Highlights" is part of her exhibit "Boxed Set" in the main gallery of Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

Andrea Fraser raised a ruckus with her 2003 video “Untitled.’’ In the silent one-hour piece, Fraser has sex with a collector who paid her close to $20,000 to participate in making a work of art. Is this art, critics asked, or prostitution?

That’s a question Fraser herself has posed about contemporary art throughout her career. Fraser is a pioneer artist of institutional critique; she deconstructs art world tropes. Several of her performance videos, many of which she stars in, are on view in a continuing loop at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. “Untitled’’ is not among them. But watching these, you can glean how Fraser landed in bed with a collector

Source:http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2010/03/17/galleries_bought_and_sold/
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