Collage / Photomontage as Political Commentary

The New Season – Art – The Political Artist Martha Rosler Takes Glossy Idealism to the Front Lines –

I love Rosler’s photomontages and I’m inspired by them. I’m attracted to her subversion of commercial images, just as I’m attracted to the work of Wangechi Mutu, though Mutu’s work follows in the lineage of Hannah Hoch, centering the political out of the woman’s body, rather than the more overt social criticism of Rosler. I love that Rosler has been eager to share her work throughout her career in non-commercial venues and that she wants her viewers to see that they can make art too, as her methods are simple and accessible. There is something truly revolutionary about that idea.

September 7, 2011