October 14, 2010

Hermes Lecture by Martha Rosler

St. Joost School of Fine Art & Design
Sydney Biennial 2010
©Martha Rosler
Culture Class: Art, Creativity, Urbanism

A publication with an extended version of Martha Rosler’s text will be available on the day of the lecture. All visitors will receive a free copy.

Hermes Lecture
The Hermes Lecture is a biennial lecture by a distinguished visual artist on a topic related to the position of artists in the cultural and social field. The Hermes Lecture is the result of a collaboration between Hermes – an entrepreneurs’ network in Den Bosch – and the Research Group of Visual Art at AKV|St Joost Art Academy, Avans University, also based in Den Bosch. Hermes is committed to establishing and intensifying contacts between the art community and the business world. The Research Group of Visual Art, headed by Camiel van Winkel, researches the cultural position of the visual artist.

The Hermes Lecture aims to promote the contribution by contemporary artists to the critical and theoretical discourse of art and to reaffirm the place of this discourse in a public context. In 2006 Jeff Wall delivered the first Hermes Lecture. In 2008 the second lecture was given by Liam Gillick.

Martha Rosler
Martha Rosler (Brooklyn, NY) is a renowned artist who has created a rich oeuvre consisting of video works, photo/text montages, performances and projects on location since the early 1970s. She is the author of lucid and critical essays discussing the social and political context of art and the art world. Together with Allan Sekula, Mary Kelly and others, Rosler is part of a generation of artists who combined the language of conceptual art with a social and political agenda. Using a critical and feminist version of semiotics she has brought the neutrality of language and visual representations into question. Her photo montages comment on the way mass media tend to cloak wars and other geopolitical events in aspects of lifestyle, domesticity, sexuality, and modern comfort.

Martha Rosler Exhibition at SM-s Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch
From November 13, 2010 until February 13, 2011 the SM-s Stedelijk Museum in Den Bosch will present the exhibition Martha Rosler: Point and Shoot. The exhibition will open on Saturday, November 13 at 4:00 PM. The artist will be present.

Practical Information

Hermes Lecture 2010 by Martha Rosler
Sunday, November 14, 2010, 4:00 PM
Doors open at 3:30 PM

Provinciehuis, Brabantlaan 1, Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Admission is free

Seat reservation required via


Hermes Lecture Foundation

AKV|St Joost
P.O. Box 90116
4800 RA Breda
The Netherlands


Deneuve Cultural Projects, Daniël Bouw
[email protected] / +31 (0)6 185 55 509

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