Platform: Josephine Meckseper July 4 - October 14 2013
Internationally acclaimed artist Josephine Meckseper, known for her film, photography, and installations that conflate art objects with commodities, intervenes into the Museum's architecture and collection with four sculptural works installed in the outdoor gallery, lobby, and permanent collection galleries. Blending materials and signifiers from the worlds of advertising, retail, and visual art, Meckseper calls into question the relationship of power to cultural influence. Josephine Meckseper was born in Lilienthal, Germany, and studied at Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin and CalArts, Los Angeles, where she received her MFA. Meckseper's Manhattan Oil Project, commissioned by the Art Production Fund, was installed in a lot adjacent to Times Square in 2012. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, and is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Hammer Museum, UCLA. Meckseper lives in New York and Amagansett.