Fotograf Magazine

Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler vs. the world of pure reality

One of the key topics for the pioneering generation of feminist artists in the late 1960s / early 1970s was the exploitation of the female body. Martha Rosler – American photographer, performance artist, videoartist, curator and photo theorist – was among those, who addressed this problem. Her photo-montages of lasciviously proffered bodies cut from men’s erotic magazines found in the series, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain, 1966–72) subscribed at the time to the leitmotif of radical feminist art: “the personal is political.”

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