Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky




Josephine Meckseper. Blow-Up (Tamara, Portrait). 2006. Chromogenic color print, 78 11/16 x 62 7/8" (199.9 x 159.8 cm). Courtesy Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart; Arndt & Partner, Berlin/Zurich; Elizabeth Dee, New York. © 2008 Josephine Meckseper, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn





Mikhael Subotzky. Residents, Vaalkoppies. 2006. Chromogenic color print 41 9/16 x 50 11/16" (105.5 x 128.7 cm). Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery. © 2008 Mikhael Subotzky












ARTmostfierce recommends checking out this upcoming photo show at the MoMA.
See information below and consider getting one of Josephine Meckseper prints at Printed Matter before they sell out or prices go up!

New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky
September 10, 2008–January 5, 2009


The Robert and Joyce Menschel Photography Gallery, third floor




New Photography is the annual fall showcase of significant recent work in photography. This year's exhibition features the work of Josephine Meckseper (German, b. 1964) and Mikhael Subotzky (South African, b. 1981). In her photographs and signature vitrine displays, Meckseper explores the media's strategy of mixing political news and advertising content. Her installation includes a selection of life-size photographs of models dressed in vintage lingerie from the 1950s, from her 2006 Blow-Up series. Also included is Quelle International (2008), a new group of pictures culled from a mail-order catalogue popular in Germany in the 1970s that have been printed on reflective Mylar. In both series the artist uses the semantic codes of advertising to address issues of power and consumerism.

Subotzky's recent body of photographic work, Beaufort West (2006-2008), portrays a small desert town in South Africa's Western Cape blighted by unemployment, rampant crime, domestic violence, poverty, and segregation. The artist was drawn to this subject by the local jail, which is strangely situated in the center of the town, in a traffic circle at the intersection of the main highway between Johannesburg and Cape Town. His photographs of Beaufort West's various populations—inmates, outcasts, families, residents, and passersby—formulate a stirring vision of South Africa's strained post-apartheid condition.




Organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography.

The New Photography series is made possible by JGS, Inc.



You can still get a nice print from Josephine Meckseper at Printed Matter. Very affordable and a small edition of 75. Hurry before the show opens at MoMA!


Josephine Meckseper
Untitled (%) Shelf
[2007 Fall Benefit edition]
New York, : Printed Matter, Inc.. 2005/2007
Synopsis: Digital C-Print, 18 x 14 inches

Category: Printed Matter Edition
Process: photographic process
Edition 75
Signed: Signed and Numbered


Price Info: $350.00


Josephine Meckseper
Untitled (March on Washington 9/24/05, Coffins, Xray)
[2007 Fall Benefit edition]
New York, : Printed Matter, Inc.. 2005/2007
Synopsis: Digital C-print, 18 x 14 inches

Category: Printed Matter Edition
Process: photographic process
Edition 75
Signed: Signed and Numbered


Price Info: $250.00


http://printedmatter.org/

*All dates are subject to change

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Yet again, thanks to ARTmostfierce, I own a Josephine Meckseper. Thanks Ruben. See you at MOMA!!!!