Reporting From São Paulo, I'm from the United States

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Andrea Fraser

Reporting From São Paulo, I'm from the United States, 1998

Video, color, sound, 30 min Performer, script: Andrea Fraser Photography: TV Cultura, Brazil Produced by: Andrea Fraser, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, TV Cultura, Brazil


Artwork text

Invited to participate in the 24th Biennial of São Paulo, Andrea Fraser proposed to produce reports on the exhibition for Brazilian television. Working with a news crew from TV Cultura, she conducted interviews and delivered commentary on location, editing the material into a series of five short broadcasts. Due to national presidential elections, local floods, a global economic crisis, and other events coinciding with the opening of the Biennial, the tapes were never broadcast. These events, however, provide a dramatic context in which to examine the 24th Biennial’s theme of “cannibalism” as well as the relationship between international biennial exhibitions and economic globalization. (Andrea Fraser)