Friday, March 25, 2011

Le Bal Paris presents a master class with Martha Rosler

Le Bal, Paris's newest and best serious photography venue continues its strategy of innovation with the inauguration of a series of master classes at SciencesPo. Their objective is to present the great figures of contemporary art; artists, theorists, historians and media experts who will speak out on issues the creation, dissemination and reception of images today.

The first master class will be presented by Martha Rosler an American artist born in 1943, and based in New York. Rosler works in video, photo-text, installation, and performance, as well as writing about art and culture. Her work and writing have been widely influential. She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and teaches art at Rutgers University, the Städelschule in Frankfurt, and the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Rosler’s work is centered on everyday life and the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience. Recurrent concerns are the media and war as well as architecture and the built environment, from housing and homelessness to systems of transport.

Wednesday April 6 at 7pm
Lecture in English, presented by Corinne Diserens, curator.
Chapsal amphitheater, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris.

The image: © Martha Rosler, Red Stripe Kitchen (from the series 'Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful'), 1967–72

1 comment:

max oettli, Dunedin said...

Martha has had a very coherent and indispensable political agenda in her work. Few people in this generation have the courage and the flexibility to come in with work of this quality. The ground is shifting. Wish I could see her again.