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  • Josephine Meckseper

    Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
    Kleiner Schlossplatz 13
    July 14 - October 28

    Curated by Simon Schimpf

    It’s hardly surprising that the term radical chic appears in virtually every description of Josephine Meckseper’s work: The German-born artist sleekly packages protest as pose and revolution as lifestyle, putting both on display next to perfume bottles and Hugo Boss underwear. This summer, a year after her work appeared in the Whitney Biennial in New York and in the group show “USA Today” at the Royal Academy in London, Meckseper receives her first museum survey. The show will feature approximately 150 works, from the self-published art tabloid FAT (1994–2000) to the artist’s recent window displays, which seductively literalize the commodification of dissent. The accompanying catalogue includes essays by Okwui Enwezor and Springerin editor Christian Höller.