Feminism is a viewpoint that demands a rethinking of all structural relations in society. Feminism is powerful because it is true.
Considered one of the most important voices of her generation, Martha Rosler weds a strong engagement with social and political issues with incisive critique, one that often focuses on mass cultural modes of representation. From her feminist photomontages of the 1960s and 1970s to her recent large-scale installations, Rosler’s vital work – including photography, sculpture, installation, and video – reflects her sustained commitment.
Martha Rosler: Irrespective, the artist's first survey exhibition for many years in her native New York, will feature well-known as well as rarely seen works from 1965 to the present. Included are a number of installations from across the span of her career in addition to selections from her ongoing photographic series and works on video.
Feminism, inequality, consumerism, war, and gentrification, among other issues, have been constant themes for Rosler. It is both a credit to Rosler’s far-reaching vision and a reflection on society today that her powerful and insightful work has never felt more relevant, or more important.
Martha Rosler: Irrespective is organized by Darsie Alexander, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, with Shira Backer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum, in close collaboration with the artist and her studio. The exhibition is designed by New Affiliates (Jaffer Kolb, Ivi Diamantopoulou).
Martha Rosler: Irrespective is made possible by the Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation, Charlotte Feng Ford, Barbara Lee Family Foundation, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Additional support is provided through the Melva Bucksbaum Fund for Contemporary Art, Barbara Horowitz Contemporary Art Fund, the Horace W. Goldsmith Exhibitions Endowment Fund, Susan and Elihu Rose, and the Leon Levy Foundation. The publication is made possible, in part, by the Dorot Foundation.