Strategies for Contemporary Feminism – Andrea Fraser

Artist Andrea Fraser describes how her relationship with her mother, a Second Wave Feminist and struggling artist in the 1970s, influenced her artistic practice of site specificity, institutional critique. She recalls, “When I moved to New York in 1981 and drove into the base of the moment, I was a bit confused to encounter a feminism that rejected the feminism I had grown up with, in the context of the post-modern debates about feminism, dismissing it or aspects of it as separatist and essentialist.”

Andrea Fraser spoke on the panel “Strategies for Contemporary Feminism” at Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: 2007 CalArts Feminist Art Symposium, a student-organized project that took place at California Institute of the Arts on March 10, 2007.