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ERIKA ROTHENBERG


Artist

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ERIKA ROTHENBERG


Artist

HOUSE OF CARDS EXHIBITION

HOUSE OF CARDS EXHIBITION

HOUSE OF CARDS

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ALL 90 CARDS


CHARLIE JAMES GALLERY
LOS ANGELES

OCT 22- DEC 3 2016

LA TIMES REVIEW NOV 28 2016

A reinstallation of my 1992 Museum of Modern Art exhibition of 90 satirical greeting cards. 

ARTFORUM REVIEW OF HOUSE OF CARDS, ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY 2015:

"... She is a harsh social critic with a facility for image-making, language and design. Far from its comfortable home on Comedy Central or in The Onion, irony in Rothenberg’s hands is a barbed political weapon, and she wields it to underscore the very real injustices she observes in daily life."

 

GREETINGS: MISOGYNIST/FEMINIST

GREETINGS: MISOGYNIST/FEMINIST

GREETING CARD WORKS

Companies like Hallmark make greeting cards for hundreds of occasions, but so many are left out! My Greeting Card pieces redress this shortcoming. In 1992 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, invited me to do a one-person exhibition as part of its Projects series. I have been making satirical greeting cards from 1991 to today, but this was my chance to create a portrait of America in a large space on the main floor of a hugely attended museum. The 90 hand-painted greeting cards are a compendium of every awful, ignorant thing we do to one another. They are arranged in sections— Politics, The Economy, Racism, Religion, etc. — and push the envelope of acceptability and taste.

AMERICA THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH

AMERICA THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH

SIGNBOARD EDITIONS

I have always been fascinated by the directories on the facades of religious institutions, so I decided to start making my own versions. 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION NATIONAL MONUMENT 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION NATIONAL MONUMENT 

OUTDOOR PROJECTS

Freedom of Expression National Monument, commissioned by Creative Time in 1984 and 2004 --  and other public artworks, permanent and temporary

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ERIKA ROTHENBERG: WORKS BY SERIES AND SUBJECT


ERIKA ROTHENBERG: WORKS BY SERIES AND SUBJECT


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EARLY WORK

 

MORALLY SUPERIOR PRODUCTS 1980-1990

 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION NATIONAL MONUMENT 1984/2004

 

AMERICA THE PERFECT COUNTRY 1980-1990

 

 

Freedom of Expression products 1989-90
 

 

signboards 1990-present
 

 

greeting card works 1991-2015

 

narratives AND MISC 1987-2008
 

 

MEN 1993
 

 

SEX LIVES OF ANIMALS 1995-98
 

 
 

FAME AND (UN)FAME 1986-2001

 

DEATH 1993-2015