Volume VII – Veronika Hilger & Jana Baumann
Volume VII – Veronika Hilger & Jana Baumann

December 2022

Veronika Hilger in conversation with Jana Baumann in her studio in Munich.

Volume VII – Veronika Hilger & Jana Baumann

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, Shackles / Kitchen, 2022, stainless steel, chrome, leather, coins, glue, bolts, wire, keys, 145 x 44.5 x 26.5 cm

Anna McCarthy, Shackles / Kitchen, 2022, stainless steel, chrome, leather, coins, glue, bolts, wire, keys, 145 x 44.5 x 26.5 cm

Anna McCarthy, Evergreens Cemetery (Overgrown), 2022, acrylic, ink, permanent marker, Old Man’s Beard, stainless steel, brass, pencil on canvas and vinyl, 250 x 136 cm

Anna McCarthy, Evergreens Cemetery (Overgrown), 2022, acrylic, ink, permanent marker, Old Man’s Beard, stainless steel, brass, pencil on canvas and vinyl, 250 x 136 cm

Anna McCarthy, Black & Blue-Eyed Beauties, 2021, acrylic and crayon on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

Anna McCarthy, Black & Blue-Eyed Beauties, 2021, acrylic and crayon on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

Anna McCarthy, The Crying Series (Peaches), 2022, watercolour on paper, 35.56 x 27.94 cm

Anna McCarthy, The Crying Series (Peaches), 2022, watercolour on paper, 35.56 x 27.94 cm

Anna McCarthy, Hairy Hermitess, 2021, ink, pencil and crayon on paper, 30 x 21 cm

Anna McCarthy, Hairy Hermitess, 2021, ink, pencil and crayon on paper, 30 x 21 cm

Anna McCarthy, Via Mueli, 2021, indian ink, watercolor on newspaper, 35 x 25 cm

Anna McCarthy, Via Mueli, 2021, indian ink, watercolor on newspaper, 35 x 25 cm

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, 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, 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, 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, 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

Nimmersatt? Gesellschaft ohne Wachstum denken, Westfälischer Kunstverein 2022

Nimmersatt? Gesellschaft ohne Wachstum denken, Westfälischer Kunstverein 2022

Nimmersatt? Gesellschaft ohne Wachstum denken, Westfälischer Kunstverein 2022

Nimmersatt? Gesellschaft ohne Wachstum denken, Westfälischer Kunstverein 2022

Paris Internationale, Avenue Victor Hugo  2021

Paris Internationale, Avenue Victor Hugo 2021

Paris Internationale, Avenue Victor Hugo  2021

Paris Internationale, Avenue Victor Hugo 2021

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

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

    2022

    • WASHING CYCLE, Sperling, Munich, DE

    2019

    • BLOODLESS BOUTIQUE, Deutsches Fleischereimuseum, Böblingen, 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

    2022

    • Über Wasser und Pflanzen, Kunsthalle Rostock, DE

    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