A Society of Taste
January 20 – March 7, 1993
The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the nine board members of the Kunstverein. Andrea Fraser conducted interviews with each individual board member, which resulted in 27 hours of voice recordings. The material were transcribed, edited, and anonymously published in the accompanying catalogue. The then following German-language recordings, conducted in a sound studio, were reduced to a sound collage lasting 90 minutes, which was included as an acoustic installation in the exhibition. The show also contained a further 25 artworks that were on loan from the Kunstverein’s board members; however, these were exhibited anonymously, with neither the artist’s nor the owner’s name displayed.
Installation views: Andrea Fraser, A Society of Taste, Kunstverein München, 1993. Courtesy Kunstverein München e.V., photos: Wilfried Petzi.
Video: Talkshow from October 16, 2003 on the subject of the exhibition A Society of Taste by Andrea Fraser, which took place at the Kunstverein Munich in 1993.
The talk show was part of the exhibition Telling Histories, Kunstverein München 2003.
Artists in the exhibition: Liam Gillick and Mabe Bethônico.
Talkshow guests: Bazon Brock, Gabi Czöppan, Helmut Draxler, Ingrid Rein.
Idea and moderation: Søren Grammel
Stage design and music: Liam Gillick
Video: D. Vitec pro Munich
Recording direction: Antonio Guidi
Courtesy Søren Grammel.