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An Evening with Martha Rosler
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building
65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)
6pm Thursday 7 February 2008
A Tribute to Allan Kaprow
MoMA, Education and Research Building, Theatre 3
11 W 53 St, New York NY
Panel Discussion and Symposia
6:30pm Thursday 7 Februrary 2008
Tonight Eugene Lang College of The New School opens an exhibition of Martha Rosler's work, with the artist scheduled to present a talk to coincide with the opening. On view will be several of Rosler's recent Iraq photomontages which update her Bringing The War Home series from the late 60s and early 70s. The photomontages are often composed of dense interiors that organize displaced visual elements from popular advertisements and photojournalism, literally bringing images from the war into the projected sanitized view of ideal American domestic life. Also on view will be GRINDCORE (2007), one of Rosler's new sound works exhibited last year at Location 1 in SoHo.
Also tonight, MoMA hosts a panel discussion and symposia on the late Allan Kaprow. A resurgence of interest in the artist's work was evident at last year's PERFORMA festival in New York, where André Lepecki, who is on the panel tonight, organized the remaking of Kaprow's 18 Happenings in 6 Acts. Moderated by Judith Rodenbeck of Sarah Lawrence College, the panel also features Letty Eisenhauer, of Manhattan Community College, artist Alison Knowles, and artist and former student of Kaprow's Robert Whitman. After the panel several material from the Museum's Art Library's Special Collections will be on view for audience members.