Exciting news!: Please join Martha Rosler and me at the Baltimore Museum of Art on May 2 for the first-ever live-audience recording of The MAN Podcast. The taping is part of the Open Walls Baltimore festival. Rosler and I will tape her appearance on The MAN Podcast at 7:30 pm. It will be published on the program’s usual distribution points on May 10 (iTunes, RSS, MAN, MANPodcast.com).
Over the last three decades, few American artists have been as sociopolitically engaged as Martha Rosler. Her work is especially concerned with challenging traditional gender roles, the media, war, violence and consumer-driven capitalism. Her importance as a pioneer of feminist and conceptual art is evident in “State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970,” on view now at the Berkeley Art Museum, and in “The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power 1973-1991,” now at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Rosler will receive her first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art this fall when her Meta-Monumental Garage Sale takes over MoMA’s atrium for a 20-week run starting in November.
Also: If you don’t subscribe to Rosler’s Facebook updates, you’re missing not only the best Facebook page in the art world, but a site that could almost be considered the daily continuation of Rosler’s If It’s Too Bad To Be True, It Could Be DISINFORMATION (1985).
If you live anywhere near Baltimore, I hope you’ll join us on May 2 for the live taping! Tickets will be free, but first-come-first-served. As always, please subscribe to the program via iTunes or via RSS. You can always find the program here on MAN via this handy link.
Image in the banner: Rosler, The Gray Drape (detail), 2008. Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington.
Today on Modern Art Notes: Last night the Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees approved the commission of a major, permanently installed Sarah Oppenheimer for the BMA’s West Wing for Contemporary Art galleries. The museum is currently renovating its contemporary spaces as part of a $24 million project that will also include the remodeling of its American and African galleries. The museum expects to debut the Oppenheimer when it re-opens its contemporary wing in spring 2012.
The Oppenheimer will likely include a wall-cut near the Dan Flavin pictured here, Untitled (To Barnett Newman for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”) (1993-94), and will reflect its light to a different part of the museum. Read more about the project and Oppenheimer’s fantastic work here, at Modern Art Notes.