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Martha Rosler at the New Museum

Collage: The Unmonunmental Picture and Art & Social Life; The Case of Video Art Screening "Unmonumental" expands on January 16, 2008 with the opening of "Collage: The Unmonumental Picture." Recent collages by eleven artists, including works made expressly for the exhibition, will be installed on the gallery walls surrounding the sculptures already on view. Using varied strategies and materials, each of the artists in this portion of "Unmonumental" exploits the formal and ideological power of juxtaposing found images to create everything from social and political commentaries to Surrealist fantasies and personal confessions. Collage is a medium that by definition incorporates fragments and deals with opposing tensions, broken images, hidden desires, and collective myths. "The Unmonumental Picture" demonstrates the urgent relevance of collage practice in a contemporary world full of excessive imagery. Participating artists are: Mark Bradford Jonathan Hernández Thomas Hirschhorn Christian Holstad Kim Jones Wangechi Mutu Henrik Olesen Martha Rosler Nancy Spero John Stezaker Kelley Walker "Collage: The Unmonumental Picture" is organized by the New Museum's curatorial team of Richard Flood, Chief Curator; Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator; and Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions. "Collage: The Unmonumental Picture" is accompanied by a 144-page catalogue co-published by the New Museum with Merrill Publishers/Mondadori Electa. It includes essays by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, and Massimiliano Gioni, as well as interviews with and writings by the artists. Martha Rosler, Art & Social Life; The Case of Video Art SCREENING Part of Night School New Museum 235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.219.1222 Seminar schedule: Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 29, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 3 p.m. Free with Museum admission Screenings related to Martha Rosler, Art & Social Life; The Case of Video Art, Night School Public Seminar 2. This seminar consists of four lectures and three related days of screenings; see full event description. Screenings take place Wednesday, February 27-Friday, February 29, 12:30-6 p.m., New Museum theater; the screening schedule is repeated Wednesday, March 5-Friday, March 7, 12:30-6 p.m.