March 21, 2016
... Andrea Fraser is on our mind: a lecture by John Russell.
“All these undetermined things (gesturing around with arms) which are ‘your culture’ but which are not in any meaningful sense differentiated from anything else ... All these things will exist after you are dead.”
These are your culture.
The bourgeois interior …fittingly only houses the corpse. …The soulless luxury of the furnishings becomes true comfort only in the presence of a dead body.
The objects in the room mock the ‘living’: ‘We (all these things you value) will be here after you are dead’.
John Russell is an artist and writer based in London. He was a founder of BANK and editor of the three-volume publication Frozen Tears. He is a Reader in Fine Art at the University of Reading, UK.
This event is organized by Marcella Faustini and is the ninth event in our year-long season about and around the work of Andrea Fraser.
Lecture begins at 7:15pm