Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Ave
Location: Memorial Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn Campus
Two of the most important artists of the past forty years, Martha Rosler and Martha Wilson (of Franklin Furnace and Pratt Institute), will engage in a dialogue about the major themes of their work: identity, representation, feminism, language, and performance. This dialogue will be open to the Pratt Institute community and the general public as part of the History of Art and Design Department's newly instituted HAD Lecture Series.
Martha Rosler is a pioneering performance, photography, and video artist, focused on the landscapes of daily life and the media, primarily as they affect women. Housing, homelessness, and gentrification, as well as war and the national security state, feature prominently in her writing and artwork. Her performance work Meta-Monumental Garage Sale was held at MoMA in 2012. Housing Is a Human Right, her year-long program of exhibitions, forums, and public events sponsored by the New Foundation Seattle, is currently underway. Her most recent book is Culture Class.
Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades has created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personae.