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Hamza Walker, who is co-curating ‘Made in L.A.’ in 2016, was in conversation with Gregg Bordowitz (artist and writer) about what artworks we find funny and why.
What makes a work of art make us laugh? For Hamza Walker, it can often be work that is not consciously or overtly trying to be funny – and that’s what makes it really funny. At Frieze Talks, Walker recast Andrea Fraser’s essay, ‘Why Does Fred Sandback’s Work Make Me Cry’, as ‘Why Does Michael Asher’s Art Make Me Laugh’?
This event took place at Frieze New York on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Frieze Talks is co–curated by Tom Eccles (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York) and Christy Lange (frieze Associate Editor and Curator of Public Programming, Berlin).
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