Since 2015, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (SMA) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) proudly present the annual Visiting Fellow of Contemporary Art.
Professor Emeritus Martha Rosler will be the third Visiting Fellow who will give two public lectures: one at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and one at the RKD, The Hague. On January 8th, she will lecture during the first Stedelijk Sunday Seminar of 2017, as part of the theoretical lecture series of the museum.
Martha Rosler is an artist and activist who works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her work focuses on the public sphere, exploring issues from everyday life and the media to architecture and the built environment, especially as they affect women. Rosler has for many years produced works on war and the national security climate, connecting life at home with the conduct of war abroad, in which her photomontage series played a critical part. The Stedelijk Museum acquired a selection of photomontages for the collection in 2010. She has also published several books of photographs, texts, and commentary on public space, ranging from airports and roads to housing and gentrification. A retrospective of her work has been shown internationally, and her writing is published widely in publications such as Artforum, e-flux journal, and Texte zur Kunst. More info: http://www.martharosler.net/.