In reading up for Feral Factory Ltd.’s upcoming Residency and exhibition on urbanism and art, I encountered this series by Martha Rosler’s writings on “Culture Class”. I admit, they were new to me, but the ideas expounded in her three-part piece in e-flux are succinct and insightful, and they articulate ideas both old and fresh. I’m surprised I hadn’t already encountered them. Written between 2010 and 2011, they explore the role art plays in the socioeconomic system of today’s world.
These ideas are even more relevant today, in 2017. Take a look: