This book includes essays, criticism, and performance scripts written between 1985 and 2003 by an artist whose artistic practice investigates and reveals the social structures of art and its institutions.Andrea Fraser's work, writes Pierre Bourdieu in his foreword to "Museum Highlights", is able to "trigger a social mechanism, a sort of machine infernale whose operation causes the hidden truth of social reality to reveal itself." It often does this by incorporating and inhabiting the social role it sets out to critique - as in a performance piece in which she leads a tour as a museum docent and describes the men's room in the same elevated language that she uses to describe seventeenth-century Dutch paintings.Influenced by the interdisciplinarity of postmodernism, Fraser's interventionist art draws on four primary artistic and intellectual frameworks - institutional critique, with its site-specific examination of cultural context; performance; feminism, with its investigation of identity formation; and Bourdieu's reflexive sociology. Fraser's writings form an integral part of her artistic practice, and this collection of texts written between 1985 and 2003 - including the performance script for the docent's tour that gives the book its title - both documents and represents her work. Among the book's 30 illustrations are stills from performance pieces, some never before published.
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Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110262062445