Tuesday, April 16
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
On April 16, internationally renowned, Los Angeles–based artist Andrea Fraser presented a lecture in Toronto. Fraser discussed her ongoing research into cultural patronage and wealth, from her 1989 performance Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk to her recent book 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics (co-published by Westreich Wagner Publications, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art and the MIT Press), which documents political contributions made by the trustees of more than 125 major US art organizations during the 2016 election cycle. Organized as a telephone book–style index, Fraser’s 2016 research meticulously tracks the intersection of arts philanthropy and campaign finance in an age of plutocracy.
Andrea Fraser is an artist whose work investigates the social, financial and affective economies of cultural institutions, fields and groups. She is Professor, Interdisciplinary Studio Area Head, and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of California Los Angeles. Retrospectives of her work have been recently presented at the Museum Ludwig Cologne (2013), the Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2015), the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and MUAC UNAM Mexico City (both 2016).
Jackman Hall is an accessible venue.
Canadian Art was pleased to partner with Art Metropole for is event, who provided a limited number of copies of Fraser’s book 2016: in Museums, Money, and Politics so that attendees could have them signed by the artist.