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Martha Rosler, known for her fearless multi-media work on political, economic and social systems, to speak in first Mixed Media Speaker Series of semester

WHAT:  Martha Rosler public lecture as part of MICA Mixed Media Speaker Series

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 5 at 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Falvey Hall in the Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will host artist Martha Rosler for a public lecture as a part of the College’s Mixed Media Speaker Series, which spans from January through April. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to make group reservations, please contact

Rosler 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 currently has a major survey exhibition, Irrespective, currently on view at the Jewish Museum in New York.

For many years, she has 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. 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. In 2012, she presented a new series of photographs, taken during her trip to Cuba in January 1981, and in November, she presented the Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at MoMA in New York. In 2013, her book of essays, Culture Class, which deals with the role of artists in cities and gentrification, was published by e-flux and Sternberg Press. Most recently, she produced the exhibition and public project Guide for the Perplexed: How to Succeed in the New Poland at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland.

Rosler lives and works in Brooklyn.