Thursday, October 12 / 6:30 PM
Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Avenue
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 dia’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 on everything from photography theory to gentrification. She received her B.A. from Brooklyn College her M.F.A. from University of California, San Diego.
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Flashpoint Photography Festival.