Andrea Fraser: May I Help You? (1991)

For the

For the work at American Fine Arts, members of the gallery staff (disguised performers), performing a script crafted by Fraser, descended upon gallery visitors in a space hung with Allan McCollum’s Plaster Surrogates. The text of the script consisted of found statements, particularly published statements by dealers and collectors and the interviews with individuals representing different classes in French society that appear throughout Pierre Bourdieu’s now-classic sociological study, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. More info. Performance script. Interview with Andrea Fraser #RelationalAesthetics #Encounter #InstitutionalCritique #Site-specific #Dada #ConstructedSituations

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