Visiting Artist: Andrea Fraser
Monday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
Andrea Fraser’s work has been identified with performance, video, project-based art, context art, and institutional critique. She was a founding member of the feminist performance group, The V-Girls (1986-1996); the project-based artist initiative Parasite (1997-1998); and the cooperative art gallery Orchard (2005-2008). She was also co-organizer, with Helmut Draxler, of Services, a “working-group exhibition” that toured to eight venues in Europe and the United States between 1994 and 2001. Fraser is Professor of New Genres at UCLA’s Department of Art.
Andrea Fraser: Men on the Line, KPFK, 1972
Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
For Men on the Line, KPFK, 1972, Fraser reenacts a 1972 radio broadcast of a dialogue among four men as they discuss their sympathies, anxieties, and struggles with the burgeoning feminist movement. By revisiting a conversation that occurred 40 years ago and performing all of the roles, Fraser addresses the complexity of reconciling disparate realities and the ongoing struggle for gender equality.Men on the Line was originally produced by West of Rome, curated by Emi Fontana for the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, and organized by the Getty Research Institute and LA><ART.
Building on the Corcoran's contemporary exhibition series, NOW at the Corcoran, NOW Performance features live performances by emerging and mid-career artists. Highlighting new and site-specific work, NOW Performance addresses issues central to the local, national, and global communities of Washington, D.C.
Online registration is now closed. Tickets will be available at the entrance to the auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m., one half hour before the program begins.