January 25, 2013

Spring 2013 Visiting Artists

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University
Andrea Fraser, Projection, 2008. Two-channel video installation.

Through Visiting Artists at the Corcoran, the Corcoran College of Art + Design extends the roster of its dynamic faculty by arranging for appearances by professionals from around the world who have achieved excellence in their fields. Coming from the art and design worlds as well as literature, journalism, culture, entertainment, and fashion, these visiting artists enrich the Corcoran community with fresh perspectives and intensive interactions with students and faculty.

Visiting Artist lectures take place at 7pm in the Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium and are $6 for students, $10 for Corcoran members and $12 for the public. For more information on the series, visit

Monday, January 28
Visiting Artist Andrea Fraser
Andrea Fraser’s work has been identified with performance, video, project-based art, context art, and institutional critique. She was a founding member of the feminist performance group, The V-Girls (1986–1996); the project-based artist initiative Parasite (1997–1998); and the cooperative art gallery Orchard (2005–2008). Fraser is Professor of New Genres at UCLA’s Department of Art and visiting faculty at the Whitney Independent Study Program. 

Wednesday, April 24
Visiting Artist Simon Reynolds
Simon Reynolds is the author of seven books about music and pop culture, including Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past  (Faber & Faber, 2011) and Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84 (Faber & Faber, 2005).  Simon started his journalistic career in 1986 as a staff writer for the British weekly music paper Melody Maker and then went on to freelance for magazines including New York Times, Spin, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Artforum, The Wire, The Guardian, The Observer, Slate, and Frieze.


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