Thursday, June 3, 2010

Martha Rosler



Martha Rosler, Cleaning the Drapes, 1967-72, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Cleaning the Drapes, 1967-72, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, Invasion, 2008, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Invasion, 2008, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, The Gray Drape, 2008, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, The Gray Drape, 2008, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, Point and Shoot, 2008, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Point and Shoot, 2008, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, Gladiators, 2004, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Gladiators, 2004, Photomontage


Martha Rosler, Lounging Woman, 2004, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Lounging Woman, 2004, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye, 1966-72, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye, 1966-72, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, Cellular, 2004, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Cellular, 2004, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, Saddam's Palace (Febreze), 2004, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Saddam's Palace (Febreze), 2004, Photomontage



Martha Rosler, Nature Girls Jumping Janes, 1966, Photomontage
Martha Rosler, Nature Girls Jumping Janes, 1966, Photomontage






Images, text, artist statement found here.


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31 comments:

Iva said...

these are completely incredible. and so sad really. what a truly magnificent way to put things in perspective. Such an amazing artist!

bananas. said...

K seriously...how do people come up with such creative ideas? These are friggin awesome and depressing all at the same time.

Take that lounging one...that's me, oblivious to all the terrors of the world. And then there are the soldiers fighting a violent war for people like me. Aka the loungers.

L.A. Daze said...

Wow, these are great! I really like the bathroom surveillance once. Kind of creepy but cool at the same time.

Dancing Branflake said...

This is seriously how I feel about my life everyday. La-di-da and there's wars and so much destruction in the background. I love how she expressed this and captured exactly how I'm feeling.

Char said...

so creative. with how depressed i am about the gulf, i need some bikini beauties with oil wrapped around their feet.

Brooke said...

Love them. Such great juxtapositions, as everyone else has said.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I want that portable vacuum cleaner!
Great day to you,J!

Hanako66 said...

these are amazing

Katy Mary said...

These are definitely very cool. I love the contrast in all of the images.

Claire Kiefer said...

These are incredible--maybe my favorites you've posted.

Alisa said...

These are interesting. I love the contrast of happily cleaning house and total war destruction. We live in such a bubble!

tulpen said...

Way fucked up. Depressing. Fucking genius.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Very interesting collages. I love the nature jumping janes, but the more 'serious' ones are great, too!

blueviolet said...

Quite unlike anything I've seen before!

Kirsty said...

God these are good!

Christy said...

Ha!
Love the Febreeze girl in Saddam's Palace.

Teresa said...

I'm a huge fan of collages and I love these! Wow! They are inspiring me to make my own!

invasionista

The Zhush said...

These are tremendously cool! Just great!

Kathryn said...

Very cool...she has a way of combining pictures that vastly contrast but are the same and very moving.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

These really make you think. Incredibly done.

Asylum Dolly said...

Theses are pretty unsettling aren't they? Such a simple idea really, but a very very effective means of communicating the whole "ignorance is bliss" thang. Or maybe it's more as bananas said, about people going to war to defend a way of life? Hmmm..i guess i should read the artist statement! War is such a fucked up thing. And nowdays the reasons for fighting a war seem more complex..or hazy...but either way, it's always the innocent everyday people trying to mind their own business who get fucked over the most.
I'm really not a fan of the human race!
On a lighter note though, i find the last pic sort of amusing for some reason. I can picture them all saying "wheeee!!!" as they bounce around the landscape :)
Now that I've said that though, i have a feeling that the this is probably the scene of some awful atrocity, but i just haven't recognised it, and i will look like Queen Dick for saying i was amused. :S Damn.

Sam said...

I've just finished watching the entire thrid season of Mad Men and the top couple are so spot on for the weirdness of the 50s and now actually too. Real nice as always!

web design said...

Talk about moving. These are pretty powerful.

Georgina said...

There's something about dystopia in art (lit, movies, paintings) that I find absolutely compelling. - G

Kitty Stampede said...

in-freaking-credible! love them all. Gawd, it pisses me off how i don't think of this stuff. thanks a trillion for sharing...i found a gorgeously freaky & cool new desktop.

Kitty Stampede said...

happy weekend to you cool woman btw!! ^-^ Enjoy that sucker!!!

Raez said...

incredibly amazing. the artist is a genius! thanks for sharing, this blew my mind:)

xx raez

Diana said...

Wow. The Cellular one really opens my eyes. War and superficiality in one. I like it but it's disturbing.

The Cottage Cheese said...

These are incredible - thought provoking and moving. Martha Rosler should become a VERY important artist.

asweetcakes said...

The contrasts are amazing. Very creative concept!

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Amazing, they really makes you think. I love the contrasts on these photos, it creates this special atmosphere.