Martha Rosler at The New Foundation Seattle, Opening Jan. 28

Posted on January 25, 2016, 10:00 am
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Join Martha Rosler on January 28 from 6 to 8:30 PM in celebration of her show, If You Lived Here Still: Home Front. On Thursday, The New Foundation Seattle will start off the year with a new program entitled “Housing is a Human Right.” This project is in coordination with Rosler’s exhibition, as both explore the fundamentals of humanity and human rights. “Housing is a Human Right” includes multiple works presented in The New Foundation’s space, located in Pioneer Square. The project is in partnership with many different organizations, institutions and artists throughout our region.

The highlight of the evening is the chance to see If You Lived Here Still, part of Rosler’s groundbreaking 1989 exhibition. In the past 27 years since its original presentation, Rosler has collected materials and information and will further present it in If You Lived Here Still: Home Front. 

Martha Rosler will be in attendance at the opening of the exhibition, which is free to the public. In November, Rosler was awarded The New Foundation’s first biennial prize—providing her the funding for this year-long intensive series. Vanguard Seattle-writer Sarah Cardoza states, “The prize was spearheaded by the foundation’s founder and President Shari D. Behnke and founding director Yoko Ott on the notion that the empowerment of artists can bring social change, and the fact there is still a lack of parity between men and women in the art world—from representation in galleries and museums, to funding, to the executive positions held at top-tier organizations.”

For more information regarding Martha Rosler’s If You Lived Here Still: Home Front at The New Foundation, click here. 

Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.

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