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Andrea Fraser and Helmut Draxler: In Dialogue
October 7th, 2022

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Please join us for a live-streamed discussion between Helmut Draxler and Andrea Fraser, moderated by Eric Golo Stone (Artistic Director, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart) on the occasion of the launch of Folio F: Services Working Group. Presented in partnership with n.b.k., Berlin.

Services Working Group revisits the groundbreaking exhibition Services: The Conditions and Relations of Service Provision in Contemporary Project Oriented Artistic Practice, which was organized by Helmut Draxler and Andrea Fraser at the Kunstraum of the University of Lüneburg in 1994. Mobilizing a two-day working group as a central operative structure by which the exhibition itself was realized, Services embodies key debates concerning the socioeconomic conditions of the art field as well as critically reflexive discussions on labor relations, governance arrangements, and authority dynamics that constitute practical efforts to transform institutions.
This publication presents newly-produced transcripts documenting the entirety of the debut Services working group discussions. These transcripts are supplemented by newly-digitized photograph documentation of the group discussions and a newly-commissioned post-script text by Draxler and Fraser that reexamines Services in light of current movements around the social conditions and political economy of art institutions.

Services Working Group is edited by Eric Golo Stone. Contributions by Judith Barry, Ute Meta Bauer, Jochen Becker, Ulrich Bischoff, Beatrice von Bismarck, Iwona Blazwick, Susan Cahan, Michael Clegg, Stephan Dillemuth, Helmut Draxler, Andrea Fraser, Renée Green, Martin Guttmann, Renate Lorenz, Christian Philipp Müller, Fritz Rahmann, Eric Golo Stone, Fred Wilson, and Ulf Wuggenig.

About the Speakers

Helmut Draxler is an art historian, critic, theorist, and curator who lives and works in Berlin and Vienna. He is currently Department Head and Professor in the Art Theory department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Previously, from 1999 to 2012, he was Professor of Aesthetic Theory at the Merz Akademie, University of Applied Art, Design and Media, in Stuttgart. He was Director of the Kunstverein München from 1992 to 1995. In addition to serving on the editorial board of Texte zur Kunst, Draxler writes extensively on contemporary art and theory for a variety of international magazines and artists’ catalogues.

Andrea Fraser is an artist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio in the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a founding member of the feminist performance group the V Girls (1986–96), the project-based artist initiative Parasite (1997–98), and the cooperative art gallery Orchard, New York (2005–08). Major works include projects for the Venice Biennale (1993), Tate Modern, London (2007), and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016), among performances and exhibitions at many other venues. Her essays and performance texts have appeared in, among others, Artforum, October, and Texte zur Kunst. Her books include Andrea Fraser: de la crítica institutional a la institutión de la crítica (Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 2016); 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics (MIT Press, 2018); and Andrea Fraser Collected Interviews, 1990– 2018 (A.R.T. Press and Koenig Books, 2019).

Eric Golo Stone is currently artistic director at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart where he has organized exhibitions by Eva Barto, Andrea Fraser, Anike Joyce Sadiq, Bea Schlingelhoff, and Ramaya Tegegne. His research, writing, curating, and lecturing consistently examines the political economy of art. His writing has been published in Afterall, Flash Art, October, and Texte zur Kunst, among other publications. He is editor of the newly released book, Services Working Group, published by Fillip (2021), and with Rhea Anastas, Charles Gaines, and Jamillah James he is co-editor of the book The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism (1993–2023), to be released 2023 from Dancing Foxes Press.

Event History
2023
  1. Tokyo Art Book Fair 2023
  2. Offprint Paris Art Book Fair 2023
  3. Volume 6 Montréal Art Book Fair
  4. LA Art Book Fair 2023
  5. San Francisco Art Book Fair 2023
  6. Post-Capitalist Architecture TV
  7. Otis MFA Graphic Design Art Book Fair
  8. Acid-Free LA Art Book Market
  9. Joar Nango & David Thomas in Dialogue: Supplement 7 at the Venice Biennale of Architecture
  10. Offprint London Art Book Fair 2023
  11. Seattle Art Book Fair
  12. Multiple Formats: Contemporary Art Book Symposium & Fair
  13. Print Pomona Art Book Fair
  14. Reading Group: Can one move along a number line? With Brynn McNab
2022
  1. Offprint Paris
  2. Tokyo Art Book Fair
  3. ACID-FREE Video Catalogue
  4. Two Hot Horses at the New York Art Book Fair
  5. Andrea Fraser and Helmut Draxler: In Dialogue
  6. Performance by Guillermo Galindo and Raven Chacon
  7. Volume Montréal
  8. Anthrozoology: Cats & Dogs
  9. Prairie Art Book Fair
  10. LIT LIT (The Little Literary Fair)
  11. San Francisco Art Book Fair
  12. Otis MFA Graphic Design Arts Book Fair
  13. The Unarius Academy of Science
  14. The Age of Unarius
  15. In Dialogue: Andrea Fraser and Pope.L
  16. Launch — S T R A Y . W O R L D
  17. E.S.P. — Parallel Transmissions
  18. Now Available: Services Working Group
2021
  1. Now Available: Institutions by Artists: Volume Two
  2. Conversation — On Gaslight
  3. Vancouver Art Book Fair
  4. E.S.P. — Anthrozoology
  5. Means of Production: The Employee with Joshua Schwebel
  6. Makeready: What Makes a Book a Book?
  7. Shannon Ebner: Stray World
  8. Project Series: Ian Wilson
  9. The Services Working Group
2020
  1. Moyra Davey: Two Hot Horses
  2. Kathleen Ritter: Gaslight
  3. Penny Slinger: Exorcisms
  4. E.S.P.: New Mineral Collective
  5. Means of Production: Sound, Silence, and Process with Guillermo Galindo & Raven Chacon
  6. Online Screening: Postmodern Times
  7. Means of Production: Community and the Work of Unworking with Am Johal
2019
  1. Means of Production: (In)consequential Thinking with Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross
  2. E.S.P.: BeDevil
  3. Launch: Supplement 5: Mr. Peanut Summit
  4. E.S.P.: Ecologies
  5. Reading Group: Rebecca La Marre in Conversation with Tiziana La Melia
  6. Reading Group: The Culture Game with Patrick Cruz
  7. David Reinfurt: A *New* Program for Graphic Design
  8. E.S.P.: Visible Language Workshop
  9. Means of Production: Value Systems with Sarah Williams
  10. Stagelessness with Grupa o.k.
  11. E.S.P.: Visual Fields
2018
  1. Means of Production: On the Difficult with Jaclyn Bruneau
  2. Means of Production: Living as an Artist with Eli Bornowsky
  3. Means of Production: W.A.G.E. with Andrea Fraser
  4. Kandis WIlliams: Reproduction is Not a Metaphor
  5. Andrea Fraser: Museums, Money and Politics
  6. Means of Production: How to Make a Book with Steidl
  7. Means of Production: Photography as Tool with Winfried Heininger
  8. Listening Group: VWAM
  9. Means of Production: Research with Mercedes Eng
  10. Means of Production: Criticism with Steffanie Ling
  11. Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu
  12. Means of Production: Printing with Brick Press
  13. Reading Group: On Kathy Acker
  14. Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker
2017
  1. Reading Group: Nathan Crompton on Utopias
  2. Reading Group: Antonia Pinter
  3. Listening Group: The Red Krayola
  4. Supplement Launch: Berlin
  5. V-Girls: The Question of Manet's Olympia
  6. Hotel Theory Reader: Vancouver Launch
2016
  1. Reading Group: Zanna Gilbert
  2. Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. Reading Group: Grant Arnold
  4. Reading Group: Martine Syms
2015
  1. John C. Welchman: Joseph Kosuth's The Second Investigation in Vancouver
  2. SWARM XVI: Fillip, Punk 'til You Punk
  3. Eternal Network
2014
  1. Christopher Régimbal on Institutions by Artists
  2. Fillip Office Open House!
  3. Fillip 19 Launch and Screening
  4. Screening: The Hart of London
  5. Triple Canopy
2013
  1. Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship
  2. Institutions by Arists Launch at Et al.
  3. Intangible Economies at Artists Space
2012
  1. Institutions by Artists
  2. Institutions by Artists: Print Centre
  3. Intangible Economies at Art Berlin Contemporary
  4. Sumi Ink Club
  5. Grouper: Sleep
  6. Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
  7. Fillip 16: Berlin Launch
  8. Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
  9. Pa/per View Art Book Fair
  10. It's a Book, It's a Stage, It's a Public Place
  11. Destroy All Monsters Screening
  12. Fillip at ARCO Experts Forum
2011
  1. Intangible Economies
  2. Quiz Night
  3. David Horvitz: Room 129
  4. Recent Publications
  5. Of Times Recent and Distant
  6. Secondary Information: The Persistence and Absence of Criticism
2010
  1. The AAAARG Library
  2. Everything is Dangerous
  3. Fillip 12 Now Available
  4. Unter dem Motto
  5. International Chilliwack Biennial
  6. Motto Storefront: Ooga Booga
  7. Motto Storefront: Working Format
  8. Motto Storefront: Metahaven
  9. Motto Storefront: Oscar Tuazon
  10. Motto Storefront: Andjeas Ejiksson
  11. Motto Storefront: Avalanche Launch and Screening
  12. Motto Storefront: Rob Giampietro
  13. Motto Storefront: Stuart Bailey
  14. Motto Storefront
  15. John C. Welchman on Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
  16. David Horvitz Artist Talk
  17. Ryan Trecartin: Screening and Artist Talk
  18. Mark Manders: Window with Fake Newspapers and Traducing Ruddle
  19. Getting Something Into One's Head
  20. Fillip Review Panel: Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite, Anne Truitt, and Expanded Literary Practices
2009
  1. Autogestion Book Launch
  2. Antonia Hirsch at Space, London
  3. Silvia Kolbowski at Whitechapel Gallery
  4. Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
  5. Fillip Summer Sale
  6. Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books
  7. Stockholm and Berlin Launches
  8. David Horvitz of ASDF
  9. Montréal Launch and Collaboration
  10. Issue Nine Vancouver Launch
  11. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
  12. Fillip Review Panel: February 2009
2008
  1. Vancouver Launch of Two Artist Multiples
  2. The Apartment Inhabits the Fillip Studio
  3. Nick Thurston of Information as Material
  4. Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics
  5. Fillip Review Panel: October 2008
  6. Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister
  7. Next: Documentary Perspectives in Contemporary Art
  8. Paul Chan Screening
  9. Issue Seven Vancouver Launch & Talk
  10. 22nd KIOSK Exhibition in Rennes
2007
  1. Fillip at castillo/corrales, Paris
  2. Fillip at the New York Art Book Fair
  3. LA Launch and Talk
  4. A History of Tokyo Art Speak
  5. Issue Five Vancouver Launch
2006
  1. New York Art Book Fair
  2. Word on the Street
  3. The Invisible Reading Room
  4. Kiosk: Modes of Multiplication
2005
  1. Fillip Issue 1 Launch
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