The Indianapolis Museum of Art opens a new exhibit this Friday, October 16 titled Josephine Meckseper: Recent Films. The Indianapolis Museum of Art constantly strives to expose the people of Indianapolis to new and different artists from across the United States and around the world. From October 16 2009 to February 7, 2010, Josephine Meckseper will be part of the Indianapolis art scene.
Josephine Meckseper is a New York City artist. Her work has been called through provoking, engaging and above all else challenging. Experience her films as she questions the role of consumerism and polticial engagement in the world today. The films in this exhibit are called 0% Down (2008) and Mall of America (2009). Both films stay the path of her previous works in other media. In these, she reuses images from advertising, which every person is exposed to, in tandem with documentary footage of a shopping mall. The result is a sexy aesthetic that challenges the viewer to take stock of their own place in such a materialistic society.
You can see this exhibit for free as it is part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s regular Indianapolis art galleries. Her work will be located in the Carmen and Mark Holeman Video Gallery. And on Thursday, December 10, you can hear Josephine Meckseper discuss her work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This free Indianapolis event is open to Indianapolis society. However, for capacity tracking purposes a ticket is required. The lecture will take place in the DeBoest Lecture Hall at the Indianapolis Musuem of Art.