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Untitled (Flag 2), 2017 by Josephine Meckseper

Meckseper said of her work, “The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States. I divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council.

 

“The black and white sock on my flag takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border.

 

“Let’s not forget that we all came from somewhere and are only recent occupants of this country – native cultures knew to took care of this continent much better for thousands of years before us. It’s about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us.”

 

About Josephine Meckseper

Josephine Meckseper was born in Germany. She uses commercial forms of presentation to demonstrate inextricable influences of consumer culture on society. Meckseper melds the aesthetic language of modernism with the formal language of commercial display, combining them with images and artifacts of historical undercurrents and political protest movements.

 

Josephine Meckseper’s Untitled (Flag 2) is on view July 3rd – July 31st, 2018 at:
Creative Time Headquarters, 59 East 4th Street, NY, NY
21C Museum Hotel Durham, 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC
The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY
Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY
RISD Museum, 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
SPACE, 536 Congress Street, Portland, ME
Texas State Galleries, 233 West Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX
The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ

 

Photograph by Guillaume Ziccarelli

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Josephine Meckseper
Untitled (Flag 2)

 

NOW ON VIEW

 

Creative Time Headquarters
59 East 4th Street, NY, NY

 

21C Museum Hotel Durham
111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC

 

The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
1340 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS

 

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY

 

Mid-America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

 

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

RISD Museum
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

 

SPACE
536 Congress Street, Portland, ME

 

Texas State Galleries
233 West Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX

 

The Union for Contemporary Art
2423 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE

 

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL

 

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ