The atrium of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was the venue that Andrea Fraser chose for the performance she made in 2001. Wearing a short green dress and black high heels, the artist moves through the interior of the building, one that is emblematic of nineties’ international museum architecture, while listening to the institution’s audio guide: ‘You can feel your soul rise up with the building around you. […] The museum tries to make you feel at home, so you can relax.’ Following these instructions, the artist responded erotically to the building, while other visitors observed her behaviour. The work reflects Fraser’s work methodology and her critique of the mechanisms supporting the art world, a regular theme of her performances and installations.

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY ANDREA FRASER

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I like to work with what is often called "cultural heritage", but the materials that I use are banal and clichéd, like sugar blocks, doors, couscous, rugs, official documents.
Latifa Echakhch