Andrea Fraser: Little Frank and His Carp
November 4, 2011–February 26, 2012
In a 2005 interview, Fraser discussed Little Frank and His Carp:
- What struck me about the audio tour for the Guggenheim Bilbao was the explicitness of the seduction....The audio guide promises transcendence of the social through a transgression: the always forbidden touching of art—or here, architecture-as-art….
- The tour distances the museum from the difficulties of “modern art,” claiming that the building’s sensual appeal “has nothing to do with age or class or education.” Freed of social/symbolic restrictions, we can make ourselves at home in the sensual, caring arms of the (mother) museum.
Image stills from: Andrea Fraser. American, born 1965. Little Frank and His Carp. 2001.
Single channel video. Purchased with funds from the Contemporary Associates
Running time: 6 minutes