Monica Ross (1950-2013) left behind forty years of major socially engaged, feminist and performative work. The book Monica Ross—Ethical Actions: A Critical Fine Art Practice, documents her work from 1970 to 2013 including early feminist collaborations, drawings made at Greenham Common Peace Camp in the 1980s, poster designs for the anti-nuclear movement, works relating to the writings of Walter Benjamin and documentation from the sixty performances of Anniversary—an act of memory (2008-2013), solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights which concluded with the final collaborative performance at the UN in Geneva on the day of Ross’ death.
During the Phoenix Open Studios weekend, selected work from the Monica Ross Archive, including the video Anniversary—an act of memory, will be shown in the Green Room at Phoenix. The archive is, at present, stored in Phoenix where she was a studio member at the time of her death.
The books Monica Ross—Ethical Actions: A Critical Fine Art Practice edited by Suzanne Treister and Susan Hiller, valentine and justfornow by Monica Ross will be available for purchase.