Third Text, July 2013, v. 27, no. 4, pp. 565-578
This article provides an overview of the career of artist Martha Rosler, focusing on her photomontage series Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful. The first iteration of the project was created between 1967 and 1972, during the Vietnam War, while the second series was produced between 2004 and 2008 during the War on Terror. Rosler links the two conflicts as a way of deconstructing how American imperialism and neocolonialism function as forms of globalization that permeates the world via ideological infiltration through the proliferation of quotidian artifacts, soft power, and military invasions. Author August Jordan Davis explores the concept of the reboot as a meta-
critical practice Rosler employs in order to find the continuities and ruptures between the pair of wars.
ITEM 2013.162 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful – Martha Rosler