Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BMA HOSTS CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST MARTHA ROSLER IN CONJUNCTION WITH OPEN WALLS BALTIMORE

Recorded Live for The Modern Art Notes Podcast with host Tyler Green

Martha Rosler in Conversation with Tyler Green
WHEN:
Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
  Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets are required.
Tickets are available in-person at the BMA Box Office one hour prior to start time and limited to one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis.
Reservations are not accepted. For further information, contact 443.573.1832.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is pleased to support Station North Arts & Entertainment Inc.’s Open Walls Baltimore project by bringing together an internationally renowned artist and one of today’s leading art journalists for The event includes a presentation and discussion of Rosler’s groundbreaking work and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. The event is also being recorded for The Modern Art Notes Podcast and will air on May 10. 

Martha Rosler has created pioneering videotapes, photo/text works and performances that span several decades. Though long considered an underground artist for her innovations in combining a variety of media, her work is now widely recognized for examining the ideological, political, economic and social realities that dominate everyday life beyond the traditional boundaries of the art world. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the anti-Vietnam War stance expressed in her work, alongside her provocative feminist examinations of the advertising industry’s images of women, established her as an artist tackling the pressing political and social issues of our times. Modern Art Notes Editor Tyler Green, who has followed Rosler’s career for many years, commented on Rosler in 2009, “…[she] has spent the last four decades pointing out how Americans’ pursuit of the good life has often blinded us from noticing how our nation has fallen short of its ideals.” 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.

This event is organized by Open Walls Baltimore, an unparalleled street art project in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The finest and most widely recognized street artists from around the world are mounting an outdoor exhibition of extraordinary murals that enlivens public spaces, stimulates community revitalization and national dialogue, and attracts visitors and investors to Station North. Open Walls Baltimore will expand throughout April and May with the installation of more than 20 murals culminating in a Final Friday celebration on May 25th.  Artists include: Gaia, Momo, Doodles, Maya Hayuk, Ever, Overunder, John Ahern, Specter, Mata Ruda, Josh Van Horn, Caitlin Cunningham, Jessie Unterhalter, Freddy Sam, Intersni Kazki, Gary Kachadourian, Chris Stain, Jetsonorama, Swoon, Sten and Lex, Nanook, Jaz, and Vhils. Open Walls Baltimore is curated by Gaia and managed by Station North Arts, Inc. and Gaia.

Open Walls Baltimore is made possible through the generous sponsorship of PNC Bank and an Our Town Grant provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is the only nationally focused audio program about visual art. Produced and hosted by Tyler Green and published each Thursday, the program features in-depth interviews with artists, historians, critics, and authors. Previous guests have included artists Richard Serra, Chris Burden, Shirin Neshat and Mark Bradford, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Mark Stevens, and Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight. Future shows are scheduled to include New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger, artists Robert Irwin, Catherine Opie, and Andrea Zittel. The program is available for free on iTunes, via RSS feed, through Modern Art Notes, and at MANPodcast.com. The program featuring Martha Rosler will be the first MAN Podcast taped in front of a live audience. It will air on May 10.