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Andrea Fraser

Andrea Fraser is an artist who lives and works in New York City.

Titles by This Author

in Museums, Money, and Politics

Forthcoming from the MIT Press.

The Writings of Andrea Fraser

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.