April 16, 2013 - Museum Ludwig, Cologne - Andrea Fraser and Phil Collins
April 16, 2013

Andrea Fraser and Phil Collins

Andrea Fraser, Projection (still), 2008. Two-channel HD video projection installation, 50 minutes. Courtesy Andrea Fraser and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Köln/Berlin.

Andrea Fraser and Phil Collins

Andrea Fraser: Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2013
April 21–July 21, 2013

Opening and award ceremony: April 20, 7pm

Phil Collins: In every dream home a heartache
April 18–July 21, 2013

Opening: April 17, 8pm

Museum Ludwig, Cologne
50667 Cologne


Andrea Fraser: Wolfgang Hahn Prize 2013
Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Fraser (b. 1965; Billings, Montana) is to receive the Wolfgang Hahn Prize for 2013, awarded annually by the Museum Ludwig’s Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst.

For over 25 years Andrea Fraser has made a vital contribution to current issues in contemporary art. Fraser’s wide-ranging oeuvre—performances, videos and texts—consists not only of incisive analyses but also critical, at times also humorous, commentaries on the art business. The performances are researched and choreographed by Andrea Fraser right to the finest detail, and are also realized by her in person.

After Fraser’s last survey exhibition in Europe in 2003 at the Hamburger Kunstverein, this large presentation at the Museum Ludwig will investigate the artist’s new critical direction. Fraser’s early works will be documented, along with her new alignment in recent works. Over and beyond this, the exhibition will focus on Andrea Fraser as a performance artist. She will give the first European performance of her latest full-length piece, Men on the Line, which she premiered in 2012 in Los Angeles. Two slightly older performances will also be staged during the opening by Fraser herself, while May I Help You from 1991 will be performed for the visitors during the exhibition by specially instructed actors.

Phil Collins: In every dream home a heartache
For his exhibition, Collins has produced a new piece in collaboration with guests of GULLIVER, a homeless centre located in the centre of Cologne. There, Collins installed a phone booth with a free line that anyone could use for unlimited international calls, the only condition being an agreement that the conversations were recorded. The collected material, which was then posted to a group of international musicians, served as the basis for a compilation of original new songs, which will be presented in the exhibition as seven-inch vinyl records in specifically designed sound booths.

Museum Ludwig, Cologne
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