The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is honored to present the first extensive mid-career survey
of Josephine Mecksepers multimedia work. The exhibition will span four floors of the museum. It will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue, published by Hatje
Cantz Verlag, featuring essays by Okwui Enwezor and Christian Höller.
Josephine Meckseper was born in Germany and received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Meckseper is an internationally recognized artist, participating in such recent exhibitions as Resistance Is at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Media Burn at Tate Modern, the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, USA Today at the Royal Academy, traveling to the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, and the Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night. She lives and works in New York.
… Josephine Meckseper’s artistic projects have stringently focused on addressing the
politics of power and violence that undergird the current global imperium. Using a wide array of methodologies: film, video, photography, painting, graphic and product design, installation, and architectural fragments, Meckseper has invented an amalgam of displaysurfaces – in reference to both Warhol’s pop ironies and to the rhetoric of negation at the heart of the work of artists as disparate as John Heartfield, Raymond Hains, Asger Jorn, David Hammons, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer – as critical armatures for the interrogation of global geopolitics, protest, contestation, and empowerment. In her sculptures, paintings, films, photographs, collages, and posters, she draws a direct correlation to the way consumer culture defines and circumvents subjectivity, and as such sublimates the key instruments of individual political agency as part of the world of the commodity. Okwui Enwezor, 2007
13 July from 7 – 10 p.m.
Kleiner Schlossplatz 1
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