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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 75

    Martha Rosler (AMERICAN, B. 1943)

    Hooded Captives

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    Martha Rosler (AMERICAN, B. 1943)
    Hooded Captives
    signed and dated in the photo 'Martha Rosler/2005' (lower right)
    photomontage, unframed
    50.5 x 40.5 cm.
    Executed in 2005. This work is from an edition of hundred.

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    Martha Rosler's work includes video, photo-text, installation, performance, and writing. She has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally. Her work in the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience, ranges from the link between social life and the media to architecture and the built environment, from housing and homelessness to systems of transport. Her work has been shown at the 2003 Venice Biennial, the 2004 Liverpool Biennial, the 2004 Taipei Biennial, the 2007 Documenta and several Whitney biennials. She has had numerous solo exhibitions. A retrospective of her work, Positions in the Life World, was shown in five European cities and concurrently at the International Center of Photography and the New Museum for Contemporary Art (1998-2000). Rosler has published numerous essays and books of photography, art, and writing. Among them are Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Essays 1975-2001 (MIT Press, 2004); Passionate Signals (Cantz, 2005); In the Place of the Public: Airport Series (Cantz, 1997); and Rites of Passage (NYFA, 1995). Rosler has been awarded the Spectrum International Prize for Photography in 2005, which was accompanied by a photo and video retrospective at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover and at NGBK in Berlin.

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