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Five female artists to watch

Updated 9:47 AM ET, Tue October 30, 2012
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Turner Prize judge Heike Munder names five of her favorite female artists. The first is German-born, New York-based Josephine Meckseper who makes politically charged installations and photographs that often protest consumerism. This photograph is called "CDU-CSU." Courtesy Saatchi Gallery
The daughter of an anarchist, Meckseper critiques capitalism in a capitalist society. She told Interview magazine: "Humor can sometimes be the only way out of this intolerable dilemma. And if that doesn't work, arson." Courtesy Saatchi Gallery
Paris-based Marcel Duchamp prize-winner Tatiana Trouve makes installations and drawings based on architecture. Her "350 Points Toward Infinity" deployed hundreds of pendulums suspended above a magnetic field to "hush inducing" effect at Frieze in 2010. Stefan Altenburger Courtesy Galerie Koning Berlin
Trouve also uses things like copper, cork and burn marks in her work, such as in this untitled drawing from the 2012 series Intranquillity. Fabrice Gousset, Courtesy Galerie Koning Berlin
London-born Turner Prize nominee and performance artist Spartacus Chetwynd has been described as "an antidote to the slick over-professionalism that is flat-lining contemporary art." Spartacus Chetwynd, courtesy Saatchi Gallery
Her performance piece for the 2010 Frieze fair, "A Tax Haven Run By Women," used 30 people and a replica of the Cat Bus from Japanese animated film "My Neighbour Totoro." Marie Lusa, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ
Irish artist Cathy Wilkes paints and uses everyday objects to make highly personal installations. Courtesy The Modern Institute
"I Give You All My Money," which commented on motherhood, resonated with one reviewer, who said "Wilkes' honesty -- her painfully grotesque honesty about its trials and sacrifices, its contemporary enmeshing with commerce, its undeniable muck -- is beyond rare." Courtesy The Modern Institute
'Urlaub,' (2004) by Isa Genzken, who was formerly married to painter Gerhard Richter,is considered by MoMA "the most important and influential female sculptor of the past 30 years." She will be the subject of a solo show next year. Isa Genzken, courtesy Saatchi Gallery