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Exhibition to Explore Difficult Truths about Medieval Art

In the words of sixteenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life during the later Middle Ages was “nasty, brutish, and short.” According to Getty Museum curators Kristen Collins and Bryan C. Keene, this view of the past was especially true if you were not a fully abled, white, wealthy, Christian, heterosexual cisgendered male.

The Living Room War: A Conversation with Artist Martha Rosler
First Lady (Pat Nixon) from the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, c. 1967–72, Martha Rosler. Inkjet print, 19 3/4 × 22 1/16 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Committee on Photography and The Modern Women’s Fund. © Martha Rosler, courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

The Living Room War: A Conversation with Artist Martha Rosler

“What I thought of doing was taking these damn news photographs and putting them on images of our living rooms.”

Barbaric Indifference: A Conversation with Artist Alfredo Jaar
Untitled from the series Untitled (Newsweek), 1995, Alfredo Jaar. Inkjet print, 19 × 13 in. Courtesy Alfredo Jaar and Galerie Lelong, New York. © Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York

Barbaric Indifference: A Conversation with Artist Alfredo Jaar

“The Rwandan people deserved better than what the world media had done with the genocide, and so I went to witness it.”

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