Apr 18, 2008

martha rosler and wack!

This image is part of large series of work called "Bringing the War Home" made by Martha Rosler. She started making these photo montages in 1967, and they're perfectly relevant today.

Martha was one of my professors, always with food in her hair and raving about an offensive commerical or a pbs special she'd seen about documentary film, or how toxic her neighborhood (Greenpoint) in Brooklyn was/is. She was then, and is now, a serious and important political artist—someone who always makes you think and rethink. Her involvement in the anti-war movement and feminist movements are only a small part of her story.

You can see some of Martha's historical work at P.S. 1, along with a school-full of important feminist art from WACK!.

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