Josephine Meckseper

Art Works
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Filmtract No. 2
2015
Acrylic sheeting, acrylic paint, aluminum can, wood, blackened, patinated, aluminum frame
48 3/8 x 48 3/8 x 2 1/2 inches
(122.87 x 122.87 x 6.35 cm)
ARG# MEJ2015-022

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The Complete History of Postcontemporary Art
2005
Mixed media in display window
63 x 98 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
(160.02 x 250.19 x 60.01 cm)
ARG# MEJ2005-031


 

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Tout va Bien
2005
Mixed media in display window
63 x 98 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
(160.02 x 250.19 x 60.01 cm)

The Complete History of Postcontemporary Art
2005
Mixed media in display window
63 x 98 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
(160.02 x 250.19 x 60.01 cm)

Installation view:
"America is Hard to See"
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
May 1 - September 27, 2015

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Manhattan Oil Project
2012


Presented by:
Art Production Fund
Times Square, The Last Lot, 46th Street and 8th Avenue, New York
March 5 - May 6, 2012

Photo by James Ewing

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Dirty Hands
2016
Acrylic and on canvas, cast aluminum, stainless steel stand, wood, jewelry, and Chemetal laminated to ultralight-MDF shelf with steel bracket
31 3/8 x 60 x 14 inches
(79.7 x 152.4 x 35.6 cm)
ARG# MEJ2016-041

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Afrikan Spir
2011

Installation view:
"Storylines"
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
June 5 - September 9, 2015

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Sabotage on Auto Assembly Line to Slow it Down
2009
Conveyor belt, rubber car tires, and TV monitors (showing 0% Down, 2008 and Shattered Screen, 2009) on mirror tiled wooden platform)
118 1/8 x 263 3/4 x 118 1/8 in (300 x 670 x 300 cm)
ARG# MEJ2009-007

Installation view:
2X (I) ST
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
March 30 - May 25, 2014

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Installation view:

Josephine Meckseper
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
November 23, 2013 - January 18, 2014

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Deutscher Werkbund
2013
Pigment prints on anodized aluminum and chrome fixtures in stainless steel and glass vitrine
97 1/2 x 48 x 48 in (247.65 x 121.92 x 121.92 cm)
ARG# MEJ2013-023

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Fenster (Spartakusbund)
2013
Acrylic on mirrored wood panel
94 x 70 x 2 inches
(238.8 x 177.8 x 5.1 cm)
ARG# MEJ2013-027

 

Fenster (Souvenir New York)
2013
Acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
94 x 70 x 1.5 inches
(238.8 x 177.8 x 3.8 cm)
ARG# MEJ2013-031

 

Installation view:
Josephine Meckseper
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
November 23, 2013 – January 18, 2014

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Installation view:

Platform: Josephine Meckseper
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
July 4 - October 14, 2013

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Tradition
2013
Cast concrete, chrome fixture, shoes, painted wood, acrylic on denim, and pigment print on anodized aluminum in blackened stainless steel and glass vitrine
Exterior: 100 x 72 x 48 in
(254 x 182.9 x 121.9 cm)
ARG# MEJ2013-016

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Installation view:


CULTURAL PRODUCTION
Hanne Darboven, Josephine Meckseper, Allen Ruppersberg, Alexandre Singh
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
February 11 - March 24, 2012

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Urban Climate
2013
Metal fixtures, fluorescent light, acrylic on canvas, inkjet print on canvas on black acrylic MDF slatwall with aluminum edging
96 x 96 x 12 1/2 inches (243.8 x 243.8 x 31.8 cm)
ARG# MEJ2013-008

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American Mall
2010
Mixed media
120 x 282 x 48 inches
(304.8 x 716.28 x 121.92 cm)
MEJ2010-016

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Mall of America
2009
Video, color, sound, transferred to Blu-ray
12 minutes, 52 seconds
Edition of 3, 2 AP


Installation view:
2010 Whitney Biennial
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
February 25 - May 30, 2010


 

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Still from:

Mall of America
2009
Video, color, sound, transferred to Blu-ray
12 minutes, 52 seconds
Edition of 3, 2 AP

 

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Installation view:

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Zürich, Switzerland
February 21 - May 3, 2009


 

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0% Down
2008
Single-channel video projection on wall (color, sound)
6 min.
MEJ2008-024


Installation view:
Josephine Meckseper
Arndt & Partner, Berlin
September 23 - October 25, 2008

 

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Installation view:

 

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Zurich
February 21 - May 3, 2009


© Josephine Meckseper

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G4 Summit
2007
4 mannequins, 4 protest signs and jeans on a Plexiglas platform
196 7/8 x 196 7/8 x 196 7/8 in
(500 x 500 x 500 cm)


 

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Berlin Demonstration Series 1 [Fire Cops, Smoke, Television Crew, Police Brigade, Flag]
2002
Five C-Prints
30 x 40 inches each
(76.2 x 101.6 cm)
ARG# MEJ2002-045

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Installation view:
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
July 14 - October 28, 2007

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Spread from:
FAT Magazine No. 3
1997
Four color offset printing on paper
11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in
(29.8 x 22.2 cm)
ARG#MEJ1997-001

Biography

Josephine Meckseper, born in Germany, uses commercial forms of presentation such as vitrines, window displays, and magazines, to demonstrate inextricable influences of consumer culture on society.  Meckseper melds the aesthetic language of modernism with the formal language of commercial display, combining them with images and artifacts of historical undercurrents and political protest movements. She approaches her art as a conceptual experiment — throughout her installations and vitrines, by simultaneously exposing and encasing common signifiers, such as advertisements, political symbols, and everyday objects, she creates a window into the collective unconscious of our time.


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