This fully illustrated, artist-designed catalogue features the most recent work of New York-based Josephine Meckseper, including her work for the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
In her photography, videos, and installations Josephine Meckseper
(born Lilienthal, 1964, lives and works in New York) engages with the
interaction between politics and glamour
. Thus, in her works, images of
political activism—whether photographs of demonstrations or
newspaper cuttings—are set against sparkling consumer goods and
advertising motifs, evoking a paradoxical effect. On the one hand, the
pop-political vocabulary of forms appears absurd in its opposing
ideological effect; on the other, the artist discloses references by
interpolating them seamlessly in a decorative and apparently elegant
display. Meckseper has pursued the capitalist-critique approach of
recent years, with subject areas agitating around the war in Iraq and the
oil industry, with all their inherent economic and socio-political
implications, in particular those concerning the automobile industry.