Visiting Artist: Martha Rosler
Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm
Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave.
Martha Rosler is an artist, writer, and activist based in Brooklyn, New York. A pioneer of American conceptual photography, video art, performance, installation and feminist art practice, she has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Dia Art Foundation, and the New Museum, to name just a few. Since the 1970s, her widely influential work has consistently tackled the most urgent social, aesthetic, and political issues of the day, from the US media’s coverage of war, to the experiences and representations of women, to issues of housing and homelessness. She is also a noted writer, having published over fifteen books, including Decoys and Disruptions, Culture Class, and Positions in the Life World. She received her B.A. from Brooklyn College her M.F.A. from University of California, San Diego.