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Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk

By Andrea Fraser

Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk

In her film Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, Andrea Fraser takes on the role of a museum guide named ‘Jane Castleton’. Jane tours every nook and cranny of the building – even taking her group past the gents’ room, which gets the same praise as the exhibited masterpieces. In this film, Fraser intends to offer a critique of the museum as an institute, and of the lofty terms in which art is commonly presented and reviewed. By discussing the building’s facilities instead of the collection of art, and by employing a glut of adjectives like ‘elegant’, ‘mythological’, ‘life-size’, and ‘dynamic’, Fraser indicates that the same vocabulary used to describe art could just as well apply to mundane objects.

Year

1989

Material

DVD

Credit

Frans Hals Museum

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