Martha Rosler


Brooklyn-based artist Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her work often addresses matters of the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life – actual and virtual – especially as they affect women. For many years Rosler 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. In 2004 and 2008, in opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, she reinstituted her now well-known series of photomontages Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful, made as a response to the war in Vietnam in the late 1960s. She has also published several books of photographs, texts, and commentary on public space, ranging from airports and roads to housing and gentrification. 

Housing is a Human Right, 1989


Following this year’s Habitat III, it is worth remembering that “Adequate shelter...