Martha Rosler - 'Artist's Talk'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art in collaboration with Stills Gallery, Edinburgh.

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


14 Nov 2008
11:00 - 13:00



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Martha Rosler - 'Artist's Talk'

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One of America's most important living artists, Martha Rosler presents a talk on her practice as part of the Martha Rosler Library project at Stills in Edinburgh.

A prolific artist, writer and political agitator, Rosler seeks to establish new spaces for thinking and questioning. Her library, containing over 7,700 books, was first opened to the public by Anton Vidokle in November 2005 as a storefront reading room at e-flux, on Ludlow Street in New York City. It has since travelled to Frankfurter Kunstverein, MuHKA, Antwerp, unitednationsplaza, Berlin, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris and to John Moores University, Liverpool.

Martha Rosler was born and currently resides in Brooklyn, NewYork. She works in video, photo-text, installation, sculpture and performance, and writes on aspects of culture. Her work is centred 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.

Rosler has exhibited widely, including at the Venice Biennale (2003); the Liverpool and Taipei Biennial (both 2004); documenta 12; and SkultpturProjekte Münster (2007). She has published fifteen books of photography, art, and writing, most recently Imágines públicas: La funcíon política de la imagen (Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2007). She teaches at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Presented in collaboration with Stills Gallery, Edinburgh.

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.