La dominación y lo cotidiano. Ensayos y guiones
Title: La dominación y lo cotidiano
Author: Martha Rosler
Size: 130 x 200 mm
Translation: Gemma Deza Guil y Eduardo García Agustín
Design: Maite Zabaleta
Mock up: Zuriñe de Langarika Samaniego
Availability: In stock
“Accurate, committed and brilliant in her analyses, Martha Rosler unpacks in the articles and scripts translated here the almost always opaque relations between the media, the State and the family as distinct and complementary reverberations of power, evidencing different forms of subjections and limits (so often) not visible, and directing her attention especially to the consequences that these structures and stereotypes have on women, racialized or non-heteronormative people.” -María Ruido
This book presents a new collection of essays and scripts of performances and videos by artist Martha Rosler, with special emphasis on the construction of the public sphere and the myth of the everyday. She explores topics ranging from everyday life and the media to national security and war conflicts, especially as they affect women. We start with her work La dominación y lo cotidiano, which gives the book its title, to show the long career of an artist well known for her videos, performances, photographs and other works, as well as for being one of the most original and influential cultural and theoretical critical voices of the last forty years. This book shows Rosler’s ability to make an artistic work and construct a discourse to contextualize it. Texts ranging from 1975 to 2016 reflect on feminist art, the idea of the artist-mother, gentrification in relation to culture and a long etcetera.
Martha Rosler works in a variety of media, including video, photography, photo text, performance, sculpture and installation. A long-time feminist, her work focuses on the public sphere and the landscapes of everyday life, with special emphasis on how they affect women. Some of her most celebrated works are documentary in nature and explore representation. She has frequently addressed the subject of war and the climate of national security, linking everyday life at home with the conduct of war abroad. Much of his work deals with issues of urbanism, gentrification and the role of artists. His work has been widely exhibited and he has published several books of photographs and critical essays. She has received multiple awards for her work, including several from feminist art organizations in the United States.