Josephine Meckseper, ‘Untitled (Twilight)’, 2013, CalArts Benefit

Josephine Meckseper makes what some have called artifacts of contemporary society, in a practice that spans mediums but shares in common a critique of capitalism and consumer culture. Many will know her for her film Mall of America, which was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

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Image rights: © Josephine Meckseper Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York Photo by Lance Brewer.

About Josephine Meckseper

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

Solo Shows

New York,
On View: Josephine Meckseper
Josephine Meckseper

Group Shows

New York,
Contemporary Magic
The FLAG Art Foundation, 
New York, USA,
Cynthia Daignault: There is Nothing I could Say That I Haven't Thought Before

Fair History on Artsy

Timothy Taylor at Independent 2018
Timothy Taylor at Art Brussels 2017
Timothy Taylor at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017
Andrea Rosen Gallery at Art Basel 2016
Andrea Rosen Gallery at Frieze New York 2016
Timothy Taylor at Frieze New York 2016
Timothy Taylor at Zsona MACO 2016
View Artist's CV