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Josephine's concept for ART CAPSUL came directly from one of her great grandfather's paintings, who as an artist also designed clothes in Germany. Josephine wished to bring the dress in his painting to life in an identical replica from this piece.
Josephine Meckseper is a renowned German-born artist whose collages, films, photographs, and installations address the politics of consumer culture. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, as is part of the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Josephine Meckseper makes what some have called artifacts of contemporary society. The German installation artist describes her motive as capturing the present so that her viewers are looking at an archaeological display of what it was like in 2013. In 2000, Meckseper developed what has since become known as her distinctive style: retail display-like assemblages in mirrored glass vitrines, featuring recognizable consumer products. Common subjects in these works include car racing, lingerie, fast food, hip-hop, and mass media. Meckseper’s more recent installations directly address the United States government, particularly its war and international policies. However, Meckseper is careful to note that she does not consider her work political, asserting, “there is no message.”
German, b. 1964, Lilienthal, Germany, based in New York, New York