Martha Rosler: passionate signals

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Hatje Cantz, 2005 - Art - 287 pages
American Martha Rosler is one of the most politically motivated artists of her generation. Through her art she interrogates moral and political ideology and encourages social activism. Most of the encounters that unfold in Rosler's works originate in seemingly ordinary everday scenes of domestic life, such as shopping, watching the news, reading the newspaper, travelling. Her photographs shed light on the many ways in which these routines are governed by social norms. Many of the pieces are working agit-prop never intended for the museum but circulated through left wing papers, magazines, anti-war journals and poster campaigns. The 'best means to communicate the message' being the preference. Rosler also produces hilarious anti-TV video productions that satirise and denounce capitalism and all its effects.

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