International Museum Exhibitions

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Billy Apple®, Motion Picture Meets the Apple (detail), 1963, offset lithograph, 23 1/8 × 18 1/8".

“Billy Apple®: The Artist has to Live Like Everybody Else”

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TāMAKI
AUCKLAND
Through June 21
Curated by Christina Barton

In 1962, the young New Zealand–born artist Barrie Bates bleached his hair and eyebrows in his London flat and changed his name to Billy Apple®. In the ensuing decades, Apple moved from London to New York and then back to his home country, making significant contributions to the development of Pop and Conceptualism along the way. His work can’t be neatly subsumed by these rubrics, however. For more than half a century, Apple’s interdisciplinary practice has explored the creative potential of advertising, science, and technology—from his early work with Xerox, neon, and lasers to his recent utilization of genetic mapping. This survey of more than 150 works has the potential to secure Apple’s legacy as a pioneering figure of late-twentieth-century art.

Anthony Byrt

Andrea Fraser

MUSEUM DER MODERNE SALZBURG | MÖNCHSBERG
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
Through July 5
Curated by Sabine Breitwieser and Tina Teufel

The fact that Andrea Fraser has been working for thirty years might suggest that her efforts are easily categorizable, their sociocultural points of reference known. But this is not the case: Fraser’s unfinished work of feminism is structured by sharp (and humorous, and moving) undoings of critical distance, the symbolic, and the embodied. To be among the audience of a performance like Official Welcome, 2001/2003, or Men on the Line, 2012/ 2013, is to encounter culture’s knot of languages, desires, identities, and competencies in all its complexity. This survey promises to encompass a broad selection of Fraser’s work in performance, video, audio, photography, and writing. The curators have conceived a core for the exhibition that will offer documentary materials addressing the more oblique parts of Fraser’s practice, such as her collaborations (the V-Girls, Services, Parasite, and Orchard) with other artists and producers. The exhibition catalogue will feature texts by Shannon Jackson and Sven Lütticken.

Rhea Anastas