«I just don’t like eggs!» Andrea Fraser on collectors, collecting, collections.

Curated by Andrea Viliani con Vittoria Pavesi

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13.04.2024 — 22.02.2025

Photo: Louise Lawler
Design: Studio Mut

«I just don’t like eggs!» 
Andrea Fraser on collectors, collecting, collections.


Curated by Andrea Viliani with Vittoria Pavesi



Opening: 13.4.24 at 11.00 AM



Scheduled to open on April 13, 2024, at the Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare in Bolzano, «I just don’t like eggs!». Andrea Fraser on collectors, collecting, collections is the first solo exhibition ever devoted by an Italian institution to the research of artist, writer and thinker Andrea Fraser (USA, 1965).


Curated by Andrea Viliani with Vittoria Pavesi, the exhibition is the first survey solely dedicated to Fraser’s works investigating collectors, collecting, the art market, and the intersections between private and public collections. The project includes works spanning the artist’s overall research, from the late 80s to her recent productions, including a new artwork especially conceived for this exhibition. Taken from the script of Fraser’s performance May I Help You?, the title «I just don’t like eggs!» evokes the language and mentality of collecting as an enactment of taste, desire, distinction, possession, categorization, negation, exclusivity, and the exercise of choice as an expression of power.



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With the support of Marian Goodman Gallery and Galerie Nagel Draxler.
Main sponsors Autonomous Province South Tyrol and Volksbank Alto Adige.
Thanks to Marx GmbH. Technical sponsors Barth and Baustudio.

Andrea Fraser, Jeff Preiss, Orchard Document May I Help You?, Production ORCHARD and Epoch Films. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

Andrea Fraser lecture & seminar

22 – 23 April 2024

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation




Part I

On Monday 22 April, at 6 PM, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (room F0.03) will host a public lecture in English by the American artist, writer and thinker Andrea Fraser (USA, 1965).

One of the most radical and influential artists of her generation, Fraser’s pioneering work in the field of the Institutional Critique investigates the social, financial, and affective economies of cultural organizations, fields, groups, and individuals. Performatively embodying the data that she generates through her research, Fraser’s practice is as physical and affective as it is critical and intellectual, availing herself of the instruments of humor and pathos as well as analysis and resorting to the discursive staging of debates, performative actions, scripts, data and incursions into museums that shift the standards, models and rules of the art system and critically redefine our relations to them. The artist’s sociological and psychoanalytic approach becomes the lens for questioning the art world and highlighting its contradictions, projections, wills, and wishes.

The lecture will be followed by a dialogue with the audience.



Part II

On Tuesday 23 April, from 2 to 6 PM, the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation will host a seminar by Andrea Fraser, who is known in the academic field for her long career in teaching and currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio in the Department of Art at the School of the Arts and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles. The seminar is reserved for the students of the Studio Exhibit off the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Starting from the exhibition, which, with works spanning the artist’s entire oeuvre, presents an investigation on the figure of the collector, collecting, the art market and the intersections between private and public collections, the seminar will expand on Fraser’s research on cultural fields, applications of the work of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, and on some examples of possible relationships between collecting and exhibition practices.



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