New York Artists Swap Galleries


Chelsea dealer Andrea Rosen is broadening her roster.

Artist Josephine Meckseper, whose retail inspired installations have drawn favor from international museums and collectors, will now be represented by Rosen, according to a gallery press release. She had previously shown with Elizabeth Dee Gallery.

Additionally, Mika Rottenberg, who has for the last seven years showed with Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, will be co-represented by Klagsbrun and Rosen.

Rottenberg’s video works often treat repetitive acts and labor in a surreal manner. Her 2010 video installation Squeeze, which was on view in New York that year at Mary Boone Gallery, was well-received, as was her collaborative performance with Jon Kessler for Performa 11. Josephine Meckseper’s photographs have been described by MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci as exposing the “links between politics and the consumer worlds of fashion and advertising.” Her 2010 video Mall of America was included in the last Whitney Biennial; through color filters and re-orientation of the video images to the horizontal, it lent a mysterious and ominous tone to images of the shrine to consumerism.

Half Gallery suggested via Twitter this afternoon that Sterling Ruby might be the next artist to join Rosen’s ranks after his defection from Pace this month. Ruby was paired with Lucio Fontana in a two-person show last year at Rosen.

Many are still waiting to hear the next gallery to represent young sensation Ryan Trecartin, who left Elizabeth Dee’s roster amid a critically acclaimed show at MoMA PS1. He has yet to alight elsewhere.

Photo: Mika Rottenberg: Squeeze, 2010, video installation, 20 minutes; at SFMOMA.