Martha Rosler (American, b. 1943). Vacuuming Pop Art, 1966–72. Photomontage, 24 x 20 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
October 15, 2010–January 9, 2011
This large-scale exhibition examines the impact of women artists on the traditionally male-dominated field of Pop art. It reconsiders the narrow definition of the Pop art movement and reevaluates its critical reception. In recovering important female artists, the show expands the canon to reflect more accurately the women working internationally during this period. The exhibition features more than fifty artworks by Chryssa, Niki de Saint Phalle, Rosalyn Drexler, Marisol, Yayoi Kusama, Jann Haworth, Vija Celmins, Lee Lozano, Marjorie Strider, Idelle Weber, and Joyce Wieland, among others.
Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968 was organized by Sid Sachs for the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is organized by Catherine Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.
In Philadelphia this project was funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative with additional support from the Marketing Innovation Program. This project is also supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The Brooklyn presentation is supported by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
WikiPop: the Wikipedia resource for Seductive Subversion
Using iPads throughout the gallery, visitors can browse Wikipedia entries for artists in Seductive Subversion. This feature can also be used here or on your own mobile device by downloading the Brooklyn Museum app for iPhone and Droid.
Great show except for the inclusion of the current Rosler digital Photoshop work, recently produced by her gallery. The original paste ups, for the most part, were made after the period of the otherwise historically significant, important show.
This exhibit was very colorful and creative. Loved the different textures and effects in the different pieces.
Fantastic! It introduced me to many artists I was not familiar with. Good to see pop artists represented besides Warhol, Oldenburg and the rest of the boys.