Friday, 4 February 2011
'Official Welcome' from Maurizio Fraser
Once termed an 'infinite jester', and guilty of gaffa-taping a gallerist to the wall, I necessarily function within and yet fight against the institution of art. At times elusive, I have hidden behind the persona of a gallery tour guide, mimicked drunk artists, sent other people to be interviewed in my place, and escaped from an exhibition by way of a series of tied bedsheets. When reluctant to work, I appropriate (steal) and re-exhibit pieces by other artists, or simply report missing (never made) works to the police. My portfolio also includes taxidermied horses that hang from ceilings and suicidal squirrels.