Artist Josephine Meckseper assembles disparate objects to investigate the way consumerism and politics converge in the contemporary world. The title of this exhibition is “Afrikan Spir”, derived from the unusual name of a nineteenth-century Russian philosopher, Afrikan Aleksandrovich Spir. It is also the largest of the three vitrines presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Spir’s book Denken und Wirklichkeit is said to have created a “lasting impact” on Friedrich Nietzsche. Spir studied the essential properties of universal and individual identity, and espoused the redistribution of wealth.
Read more about Afrikan Spir by Josephine Meckseper here.