Martha Rosler „If not now, when?”

2 September–23 October 2005
Opening: 1 September 2005


In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Haus am Kleistpark/Kunstamt Schöneberg

Haus am Kleistpark, Grunewaldstraße 6-7


Martha Rosler

Project group Fotografie

Marlen Ebert, Friederike Kitschen, Barbara Lauterbach, Katia Reich, Anke Ulrich, Christina Werner

Adapted from the exhibition at Sprengel Museum Hannover to celebrate the award of SPECTRUM – Internationaler Preis für Fotografie der Stiftung Niedersachsen 2005.

The exhibition focuses on Martha Rosler’s work on the ideological use of visual media and the critical authenticity of images, especially in documentary photography, as well as her work concerning the ritualisation of the mundane and social determinations of the female body. With this exhibition NGBK is pleased to participate in the Berlin Photography Festival 2005.

Martha Rosler, who currently lives and works in New York, has been concerned with the social construction of cultural identities since the mid nineteen sixties. In her work, comprising photography, video, performance art, and writing, she explores how socio-economic realities and political ideologies determine our everday lives. With her strategies Martha Rosler has inspired several generations of younger artists and she has become a figurehead in politically interventionist artistic practice as well as being instrumental in extending the boundaries of photography.

The publication Passionate Signals (ed. Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hatje Cantz Verlag) to accompany the exhibition is available at the premises.