Monographic Dialogues


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The catalogue of Andrea Fraser’s Salzburg retrospective has returned from the printers and is beginning to show up in bookstores. This publication contains texts by Shannon Jackson and myself, as well as by Sabine Breitwieser and Andrea. Of course, Andrea’s own writings are a significant part of her practice and have shaped the reception of her work—but by now, her 2002 remark (in an October roundtable on art criticism) that there are “no monographic essays about my work” no longer applies. I’m very happy with how my text “Andrea Fraser: Institutional Analysis” has panned out. While it is obviously informed by Andrea’s incisive texts, I have an agenda that does not necessarily concedes with the artist’s, but is developed in a critical dialogue with her. More artist monographs to which I have contributed will follow over the coming months: Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Willem de Rooij, Eran Schaerf.

Edit: I have no idea what has happened here or who might be behind this, but my text has been posted online (in a pre-layout version, without any images). Nonetheless: if you are interested in Andrea Fraser’s practice, I recommend getting hold of this substantial and thorough publication.