Martha Rosler, ‘If Pigs Had Wings’, 1988 (printed 2014), Galerie Nagel Draxler

About Martha Rosler

“My art is a communicative act,” Martha Rosler says, “a form of an utterance, a way to open a conversation.” Rosler’s video, photography, installations, and performances are infamous for their political and social critique as well as their tongue-in-cheek humor. In the course of over 35 years, Rosler has produced works about the trauma following the Vietnam War, the destitution of her native New York City streets, feminism, social justice, and the separation of public and private life and their respective architectural spaces. Rosler also spent over a dozen years in Southern California between the late 1960s and the early ’80s, during which time she made some of her most famous works, including the photomontages Bringing the War Home (1967–72) and the performance film Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975).

American, b. 1943, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2017
New York,
Contemporary Magic
2016
Kunst Raum Riehen, 
Basel, Switzerland,
Future's dialect
1995
Fotomuseum Winterthur, 
Winterthur, Switzerland,
Photography after Photography: memory and representation in the digital age
1995
Finnish Museum of Photography, 
Helsinki, Finland,
Photography after Photography: memory and representation in the digital age

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Mitchell-Innes & Nash at fiac 17
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