Josephine Meckseper's work conflates the aesthetic language of Modernism with the formal languages of commercial display and advertising. In her shop window installations, large-scale display sculptures, and films, Meckseper exposes the paradoxes of consumer culture through the combination of mass-produced objects with images and artefacts of historical and political events.Read More
Meckseper's work has been included in two Whitney Biennials (2006 and 2010); the Sharjah Biennial (2011); the Taipei Biennial (2014); and the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial (2017–2018). 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.
Her 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 1964 in Lilienthal, Germany and now 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 (1986–1990).
Text courtesy Timothy Taylor.
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