This course will take the photo, collage, video, and written work of Martha Rosler as the starting point for a rigorous interrogation of how your own artistic practice interfaces with politics, media, and visual and written expression. Who is your audience? How does text work within your practice? How do you respond to current events? How do you work with and credit collaborators? Rosler has addressed these questions and more in both her written and visual work, inspiring younger artists to resist modernist paradigms and create situated, context-rich art. We will look at Rosler’s work alongside the work of her contemporaries and artists she has influenced. Course projects are designed to engage Rosler’s methods and materials while remaining focused on the concerns of your practice and your cultural milieu.