Installation view: Josephine Meckseper, On View, Timothy Taylor, New York (11 July–28 July 2017). Courtesy Timothy Taylor, © Josephine Meckseper.
On View — a four-part presentation at Timothy Taylor, New York — will unveil an evolving exhibition over the course of a year. Each iteration will take place in the intermediary period between the gallery's exhibitions, for the duration of approximately one month, with four episodes in total throughout 2017. On View functions as a group exhibition, separated into distinct parts, with the broader conversation between the works revealing itself as the year unfolds.
For the second edition of On View, Timothy Taylor is pleased to present a selection of works by Josephine Meckseper. This is the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery, and the first in the New York space.
For this exhibition two sculptural works from 2005 have been placed alongside new wall-based sculptures and pigment prints, highlighting Meckseper's long-standing investigation into the visual and material cultures of protest and political activism, advertising, cinema, early Modernism and the Avant-Garde. These various sites of enquiry are conflated through paradoxical juxtapositions of images and objects. Through the resulting performative and open narratives, Meckseper successfully forges a type of contemporary archaeology which documents both ideology and commodity.
Meckseper's work has been included in two Whitney Biennials (2006 and 2010); the Sharjah Biennial (2011); and the Taipei Biennial (2014). In 2007 a major retrospective on her work was organised by the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Meckseper's large-scale public project, Manhattan Oil Project, was commissioned by the Art Production Fund and installed in a lot adjacent to Times Square in New York, in 2012. In 2015 her works were featured in Storylines, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, London; and America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Meckseper's works are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Migros Museum, Zurich.
Josephine Meckseper was born in Lilienthal, Germany and lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Cal Arts in 1992. Prior to this she studied at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (1986-90).
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