Martha Rosler Reads Vogue

Martha Rosler Reads Vogue

Martha Rosler Reads Vogue (still), 1982. Courtesy of Martha Rosler and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Bar Laika presents
Martha Rosler Reads Vogue
December 6, 2018, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
New York, NY 11238

Bar Laika is proud to present Martha Rosler Reads Vogue (1982, 25:22 minutes).

In this live performance for Paper Tiger Television's public-access cable program in New York, Rosler deconstructs the messages in Vogue and its advertising. Rosler looks at the institutional slants of the magazine industry and the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshops.

Produced with Paper Tiger Television, NYC. This show was made by Diana Agosta, Pennce Bendes, Shu-Lee Chang, Dee Dee Halleck, Esti Marpet, Vicki Golson, Mike Penland, and David Shalan.

In her work in video, photo-text, performance, critical writing, and installation, Martha Rosler constructs incisive social and political analyses of the myths and realities of contemporary culture. Articulated with deadpan wit, her video works investigate how socioeconomic realities and political ideologies dominate ordinary life. Presenting complex critical analyses in accessible forms, Rosler's video works merge performance, narrative, documentary, and mass media images.  Martha Rosler lives and works in Brooklyn. Her survey exhibition Irrespective is currently on view at the Jewish Museum.

Martha Rosler Reads Vogue is presented courtesy of the artist and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

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