Thu Dec 15 2011
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Image courtesy of Martha Rosler, Bookstore shelf, 2010.
Martha Rosler is an artist working in photography, video, writing, performance, sculpture, and installation. Her work often addresses matters of the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life — actual and virtual — especially as they affect women. Rosler has produced works on war and the “national security climate,” connecting everyday experiences at home with the conduct of war abroad. The Martha Rosler Library, comprising seven thousand books, toured widely from 2005–2009. Rosler will discuss Toronto-based theorist Richard Florida’s idea of the Creative Class as it relates to artists’ interests and with an eye to how this discourse is playing out in a local, national and international context of massive cuts to the public sector and to arts and culture in particular.
Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2005) and Portikus, Frankfurt (2008), while GAM, Turin, hosted a retrospective exhibition of her work in 2010. Rosler was included in the 2011 Istanbul and Singapore biennales, and is the recipient of a 2011 DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Residency.
Please note the gallery will stay open until Rosler's talk begins at 7 PM.
Photo: Henry Chan.
2011–2012 International Lecture Series Donor
J.P. Bickell Foundation