The SCHIRN is dedicating a focused solo exhibition to the American concept artist and pioneer of critical feminism.
MARTHA ROSLER. IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
6 July – 24 September 2023
For decades, Martha Rosler has influenced numerous contemporary artists with the radicalism of her artistic position. From July 6 to September 24, 2023, the SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt is dedicating a focused solo exhibition to the American conceptual artist and pioneer of critical feminism. Rosler’s political artwork deals with issues of power, violence, social injustice, with war reporting, as well as with society’s images of women and their deconstruction. For her socially critical photomontages and videos, the artist uses a variety of media such as photography, text, and installation. The exhibition at the SCHIRN will feature an array of major works selected in close cooperation with the artist, offering an overview of Rosler’s oeuvre since the 1960s. Of central importance are Rosler’s iconic series "House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home" and "Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain", along with her richly influential piece "The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems". This concentrated tour of her work is based on three thematic fields: war iconography, the significance of the dominant patriarchal perspective as it affects the constitution of gender, and the artist’s observation of her neighbourhood.