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Moments Choisis by Josephine Meckseper
Guild Hall and the Elaine de Kooning House are pleased to present a new digital film series by Josephine Meckseper, entitled Moments Choisis.
During her residency at the Elaine de Kooning House, Meckseper will share weekly three to five-minutes film clips — produced and edited by the artist — chronicling the non-linear process of her new works in the studio. The studio’s architecture will be featured in various cinematic modes with layered shots of the artist’s works in progress and the surrounding landscape. The short films will create a unique view of her residency as well as the space and its history.
Each new installment from the film series will become available for viewing on guildhall.org at 12PM EST on Tuesdays, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20.
Meckseper’s large-scale installations and films have been exhibited in numerous international biennials and museum shows worldwide, including solo-exhibitions at: Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (2019); MOSTYN Contemporary Art Gallery, Wales (2018); Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (2014); Kunsthalle Münster, Germany (2009); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009); and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008). Her works are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The artist lives and works in New York.
Concurrent with the inclusion of her film Mall of America, 2010 in the Whitney Biennial, she was commissioned to create a short film (Amalgamated, 2010) for the museum’s website featuring the museum’s Marcel Breuer architecture. In 2013, Andrea Grover organized Josephine Meckseper: Platform at The Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY. The exhibition challenged traditional disciplinary boundaries by utilizing the entire Museum as a “canvas.”
About Josephine Meckseper
Josephine Meckseper, born in Lilienthal, Germany, lives and works in New York. She received her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Her large-scale installations, vitrines and films create a window into the collective unconscious of our time. Meckseper’s recent narrative movie Pellea[s], 2018 includes footage of the historical event of the 45th Presidential Inauguration and concurrent protests filmed
by the artist. The artist’s first public project in New York, Manhattan Oil Project, commissioned by Art Production Fund was installed adjacent to Times Square in 2012. Meckseper’s works have been exhibited in numerous international solo museum shows worldwide, including her most recent survey exhibition at the Frac des Pays de la Loire (2019); and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
(2014); The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2013); Kunsthalle Münster, Germany (2009); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009); and Museum of Modern Art, (with Mikhael Subotzky) New York (2008). Her work was included in numerous biennales, such as the Taipei Biennial 2014, Taiwan, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud (2014); Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, curated by Suzanne
Cotter (2011); Whitney Biennale 2010, New York, curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari (2010); the 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Spain, curated by Okwui Enwezor (2006); Whitney Biennial 2006, New York, curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne. Her works are in the permanent collections of many major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Elaine de Kooning House
In 1975, Elaine de Kooning reconciled with her husband Willem and purchased a house on Alewive Brook Road. She added the studio three years later and created her last important bodies of work — the Cave Walls and Cave Paintings (1985-88). She also painted the portrait of the Brazilian soccer player Pele, Motown mogul Berry Gordy, and many others at this time. After her death, the sculptor John Chamberlain owned the property, followed by the painter Richmond Burton.
Since 2011, the Elaine de Kooning House has hosted events, exhibitions, and informal artist residencies with the artists Charles Andresen, Aaron Aujla, Katherine Bernhardt, Lizzi Bougatsos, Joe Bradley, Jessie Dunahoo, Chris Duncan, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Mike Goodlett, Eric Haze, Lonnie Holley, Sedrick Huckaby, Kim “Mudman” Jones, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Laura and Rachel Lancaster, Sadie Laska, Jose Lerma, Liz Markus, Adam Marnie, Katherine McMahon, Scott and Tyson Reeder, John Riepenhoff, Kambel Smith, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Jerry “The Marble Faun” Torre, Michael Williams, and Anke Weyer.