THE FRED WILSON TREATMENT
by Emily Nathan
Standing on the stage at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Trustee Theatre last week, artist and MacArthur Award recipient Fred Wilson
(b. 1954) described himself as a one-time “museum therapist” who is leaving institutional critique behind. “A lot of us artists who have been engaging with the apparatus of the institution for years have said all we have to say, now -- I think we’re moving on,” he mused. The mischievous Wilson, whose graying beard belies his youthful energy, spoke as the honoree of SCAD’s deFINE ART
, Feb. 21-25, 2012, an annual showcase of exhibitions, lectures and public events hosted by the college at its campuses in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and France, and now in its third edition.