MARTHA ROSLER Adventures In and Outside the Institution, lecture in the frame of Postdocument project
January 11, 2013 at 6 p.m., CCA Laboratory Building
Curators: Adam Mazur, Kaja Pawełek
MARTHA ROSLER, a prominent American artist and art theorist, uses in her artistic practice: photography and film, installations, as well as performative actions. Rosler’s art revolves around political issues, but seen through the prism of the experience of everyday life. As already considered to be classic works, feminist topics ("Semiotics of the Kitchen", 1974-5; "Beauty Knows No Pain",1966-72) as well as social ("The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems", 1974) are interpenetrating with antiwar ("Vietnam War", 1967 - 72, "War in Iraq"; 2004). Also, Rosler is not shunning reflection on the topic of art institutions ("The Martha Rosler Library"). In recent actions, she has increasingly and openly become involved in current politics, and actively supports the alter-globalist movements as well as the anti-capitalist. In her achievements, apart from numerous exhibitions and widely discussed critical and theoretical texts, are also important educational activities, already embracing a couple of generations of artists and activists. For thirty years, Rosler was a professor at Rutgers University, also taught at universities in Canada and Europe.
In November 2012, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) she opened her first solo exhibition - "Meta-Monumental Garage Sale".
The meeting is a part of the three-year project POSTDOCUMENT, inaugurated with the exhibition "Missing Documents. Photographs of the Polish Transformation After 1989."
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to support the American Season with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.