Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck
Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck

November 2021

Anna Vogel lives in the Austrian mountains, in Tyrol, I live in the lowlands of the Rhine, in Düsseldorf. One, therefore, in the midst of the peace and majesty of the Alps, the other in a big city characterized by densification, traffic, and hecticness. The different speed that dominates our lives is one of the central themes in Anna Vogel’s work. Based on photography, she challenges its documentary potential by productively disrupting the surface of the image, literally overlaying and enriching it. Our conversation, conducted in the midst of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, was possible thanks to digital communication; fast, but an inadequate substitute for face-to-face encounters.

Maria Müller-Schareck

Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck

Sperling

all artists

Anna McCarthy

Anna McCarthy’s (*1981) work oscillates between genres. She constantly seeks new forms to express topics that have collective relevancy as well as personal urgency. Her work is quick and dirty. Improvised and raw, charged with personal experience as a reflection of wider topics. Her sharp intellect and wit challenge the status quo, always laughing, together with the viewer, in the face of fear. Her methods of production mirror the content – cheap materials, reusables, always in flux. She possesses a talent to astutely comment societal ongoings whilst refraining from preaching, subtly dismantling power constructs as she goes. Her work is a modern-day amalgam of multilayered readings that take the viewer into a narration that weaves in and out of thought patterns in those similar to one’s own.

Works

Anna McCarthy, Good Bad Boots, 2020, acrylic on Leather Boots, 20 × 23 × 30 cm

Anna McCarthy, Good Bad Boots, 2020, acrylic on Leather Boots, 20 × 23 × 30 cm

Anna McCarthy, Post-Erdbeer Wand (Kochelsee), 2020, water colour on paper, acrylic on glass, 30 x 42 cm

Anna McCarthy, Post-Erdbeer Wand (Kochelsee), 2020, water colour on paper, acrylic on glass, 30 x 42 cm

Anna McCarthy, Hüttenbesetzer, 2020, indian ink, crayon and pencil on paper, framed, acrylic on glass, 70 × 50 cm

Anna McCarthy, Hüttenbesetzer, 2020, indian ink, crayon and pencil on paper, framed, acrylic on glass, 70 × 50 cm

Anna McCarthy, Neocave, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable

Anna McCarthy, Neocave, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable

Anna McCarthy, Angel Alpinista, 2020, plaster, wood, acrylic, oyster shells, mixed media, 165 × 40 × 43 cm

Anna McCarthy, Angel Alpinista, 2020, plaster, wood, acrylic, oyster shells, mixed media, 165 × 40 × 43 cm

Anna McCarthy, Fisherwoman’s Fingers, 2019, acrylic on wood and on glass, 40 x 30 cm

Anna McCarthy, Fisherwoman’s Fingers, 2019, acrylic on wood and on glass, 40 x 30 cm

Anna McCarthy, The Man in the Moone, 2018, oil on Canvas, 121 × 121 cm

Anna McCarthy, The Man in the Moone, 2018, oil on Canvas, 121 × 121 cm

Anna McCarthy, Harberg '16, 2018, gouache on pasteboard, 49.5 x 64.5 cm

Anna McCarthy, Harberg '16, 2018, gouache on pasteboard, 49.5 x 64.5 cm

Anna McCarthy, Fred and Toody '67, 2018, oil on canvas, 212 x 121 cm

Anna McCarthy, Fred and Toody '67, 2018, oil on canvas, 212 x 121 cm

Anna McCarthy, Fat Moon Fairytale, 2018, video, 24:53 min

Anna McCarthy, Fat Moon Fairytale, 2018, video, 24:53 min

Anna McCarthy, Königin der Nacht, 2018, crayon, gouache, Indian ink on paper, 29.5 x 21.7 cm

Anna McCarthy, Königin der Nacht, 2018, crayon, gouache, Indian ink on paper, 29.5 x 21.7 cm

Anna McCarthy, D-I-A-L A M-O-O-N, 2018, mixed media, dimension variable

Anna McCarthy, D-I-A-L A M-O-O-N, 2018, mixed media, dimension variable

Anna McCarthy, Detroit Flag, 2017, acrylic on fabric in artists frame, 77 × 58 cm

Anna McCarthy, Detroit Flag, 2017, acrylic on fabric in artists frame, 77 × 58 cm

Anna McCarthy, Steakbaby, 2017, ink on paper, collage, 60 × 70 cm

Anna McCarthy, Steakbaby, 2017, ink on paper, collage, 60 × 70 cm

Anna McCarthy, Westwood Crumbs, 2017, paper and mixed media collage on canvas, 200 × 80 cm

Anna McCarthy, Westwood Crumbs, 2017, paper and mixed media collage on canvas, 200 × 80 cm

Anna McCarthy, My sister is..., 2017, acrylic paste ,acrylic paint, pap collage,canvas ironing board, 30 x 40 cm

Anna McCarthy, My sister is..., 2017, acrylic paste ,acrylic paint, pap collage,canvas ironing board, 30 x 40 cm

Anna McCarthy, Fleischmantel, 2017, paper collage on leather, 145 × 100 cm

Anna McCarthy, Fleischmantel, 2017, paper collage on leather, 145 × 100 cm

Anna McCarthy, Girlie Tetris, 2017, paper and mixed media collage oil cardboard framed, 200 × 35 cm

Anna McCarthy, Girlie Tetris, 2017, paper and mixed media collage oil cardboard framed, 200 × 35 cm

Anna McCarthy, DRINK COLD, PISS WARM I, 2016, dispersion, lacquer, charcoal and pastel on canvas, 194 x 196 cm

Anna McCarthy, DRINK COLD, PISS WARM I, 2016, dispersion, lacquer, charcoal and pastel on canvas, 194 x 196 cm

Anna McCarthy, Drink Cold, Piss Warm (film), 2016, SD-Video

Anna McCarthy, Drink Cold, Piss Warm (film), 2016, SD-Video

Anna McCarthy, Fassbinder in Lalaland, 2015, HD video, 15 min 54 sec, 3 + 2 AP

Anna McCarthy, Fassbinder in Lalaland, 2015, HD video, 15 min 54 sec, 3 + 2 AP

Exhibitions

ADVENTURE ROOM, Sperling, Munich, DE 2020

ADVENTURE ROOM, Sperling, Munich, DE 2020

ADVENTURE ROOM, Sperling, Munich, DE 2020

ADVENTURE ROOM, Sperling, Munich, DE 2020

Bloodless Boutique, Fleischereimuseum Böblingen, Böblingen, DE 2019/2020

Bloodless Boutique, Fleischereimuseum Böblingen, Böblingen, DE 2019/2020

Bloodless Boutique, Fleischereimuseum Böblingen, Böblingen, DE 2019/2020

Bloodless Boutique, Fleischereimuseum Böblingen, Böblingen, DE 2019/2020

Die Hölle, Valentin-Karlstadt Musäum, Munich, DE 2017

Die Hölle, Valentin-Karlstadt Musäum, Munich, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE 2017

Anna McCarthy, Favoriten III, Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE 2016

Anna McCarthy, Favoriten III, Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE 2016

Anna McCarthy, Favoriten III, Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE 2016

Anna McCarthy, Favoriten III, Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE 2016

DAS HAT SICH DOCH GELOHNT, lAB, Bielefeld (DE) 2016

DAS HAT SICH DOCH GELOHNT, lAB, Bielefeld (DE) 2016

DAS HAT SICH DOCH GELOHNT, lAB, Bielefeld (DE) 2016

DAS HAT SICH DOCH GELOHNT, lAB, Bielefeld (DE) 2016

DAS HAT SICH DOCH GELOHNT, lAB, Bielefeld (DE) 2016

DAS HAT SICH DOCH GELOHNT, lAB, Bielefeld (DE) 2016

Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2020

    • ADVENTURE ROOM, SPERLING, Munich, DE

    2017

    • WHAT ARE PEOPLE FOR?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE

    2016

    • DAS HAT SICH DOCH GELOHNT, lAB, Bielefeld, DE

    2013

    • HOW TO START A REVOLUTION: the Musical, Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE
    • II : NA-EN-DE-NA-EN-DE-NA-WI-DA : II, Schaustelle Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions

    2021

    • Nimmersatt? Gesellschaft ohne Wachstum denken, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, DE

    2020

    • FASSBINDER IN LALALAND II, Fassbinder Tage, Munich, DE

    2018

    • Kunst und Revolte an der Frankfurter Goethe-Universität in den 60er Jahren, Frankfurt, DE

    2016

    • FAVORITEN III, Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE

Publications

Press

Anna McCarthy & Paulina Nolte, BLOODLESS BOUTIQUE, 2019, digital video, 4 min 20 sec

Anna McCarthy, WHAT ARE PEOPLE FOR?, musical, 2019

Anna McCarthy, Drink Cold, Piss Warm (film), 2016, SD-Video, 25 min, 3 + 2 AP

Anna McCarthy, Fassbinder in Lalaland, 2015, HD video, 15 min 54 sec, 3 + 2 AP

Anna McCarthy, Hijack (HTSAR TV), 2016, HD Video (16:9), 7 min, 3 + 1AP