Andrea Fraser

91 92 93
May 11, 2011 – July 31, 2011
Andrea Fraser, Lincoln Tobier, and Simon Leung
“91 92 93 is an exhibition that revisits and reworks aesthetic paradigms created by key projects from the early 1990s. Andrea Fraser, Lincoln Tobier, and Simon Leung will present new installations and performances based on seminal earlier pieces. Not only will the new works reflect contemporary critical positions, they will incorporate recent history and the modernist context created by the landmark Schindler House. The exhibition gives the artists and their audiences the opportunity to re-evaluate artistic methodologies and theories first posited two decades ago.”

Andrea FraserMay I Help You? 
Performance: Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Andrea Fraser’s performanceMay I Help You?, was first presented in New York at American Fine Arts, Co. in 1991. Three actors posed as gallery staff and engaged visitors with a monologue that represented six different social positions-from that of an art connoisseur to that of a person who felt excluded by the culture of museums and galleries. Fraser restaged the performance in New York in 2005 at the cooperative art gallery Orchard, where she also created a film collaboration with filmmaker Jeff Preiss entitled ORCHARD Document: May I Help You?. Both the 1991 video and the 2005/6 film will be presented, along with a new video of Fraser performing the script at the Schindler House. With its relocation from an art gallery to the Schindler House, the work’s investigation of class, taste, and cultural consumption will shift from contemporary art and its markets to architecture, design and real estate. Fraser will also perform May I Help You? live on May 14.”

—JO