Sep 14, 2014 / 4 notes

Photos from opening of:

Anna McCarthy


SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES,

Opening: 09/12/2014, 6-9 pm
13.09. - 18.10.2014

Opening during
OPEN ART:
Friday, September 12, 2014, 6-9 pm
The artist will be present during the reception.
Opening Hours
OPEN ART:      
Sat/Sun, September 13/14, 2014
11 am-6 pm
Opening Hours:
Wed/Fri 1-6 pm, Thu 1-7 pm, Sat 12-4 pm

All we need now is Huckleberry Finn,“ reads a drawing by Anna McCarthy in her current exhibition at Esther Donatz Gallery. The call of nature – associated with adventure, freedom and romanticism – never seemed more appealing than today. Is the luxury of a comfortable life, as one of the benefits of Industrialization, a precondition to get back to basics? Is the newly sparked desire for authenticity a cautious attempt to break free from a civilized existence? Whether it manifests a rejection of capitalist values and therefore a little form of rebellion remains to be seen. In either case, nature has increasingly become a place of quest for meaning and well-being in the 21st century. This may result in ecological lifestyles, balanced diets and outdoor activities or culminate in complete self-surrender following the principle “survival of the fittest”, as it is simulated in numerous TV survival shows. But what happens if nature revolts and does not turn out to be human’s best friend? How do we react to volcanic eruptions, Ebola and other catastrophes? Can we rely on our instincts?
Anna McCarthy explores this range of topics in her exhibition SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES, named after a guide for young boy scouts from 1914 by Daniel Carter Beard. The artist thereby examines human behavior in the context of a promising, but also irrepressible and violent nature. From spiritual movements to apocalyptic prophecies, this dynamic constellation reveals various tendencies which Anna McCarthy reflects in paintings, drawings, texts, video and object works. Often, seriousness and absurdity are closely related to each other. As one of Anna McCarthy’s protagonists realizes: “This reality bites.”
The 1981 British-born artist studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. She is foremost known for her long-term multimedia project “How To Start A Revolution” in which she questions clichés of the “rebel notion”. ”How To Start A Revolution – The Musical“ premiered at Haus der Kunst, Munich, in 2013. Likewise well perceived were both her performative installation “NA-EN-DE-NA-EN-DE-NA-WI-DA” with Gabi Blum at Schaustelle/Pinakothek der Moderne as well as her performative demonstration ”Heute Nachmittag: Als wir noch an was glaubten“ as part of the series ”1914/2014: Die Neuvermessung Europas (The Re-measurement of Europe)“. On receiving the Kunstclub13 Art Prize, Anna McCarthy will be exhibiting at PLATFORM, Munich, in October of this year. In 2015, she will be artist-in-residence at Villa Aurora, Los Angeles.
Works by the artist can be found in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, among others.

Contact
Esther Donatz
esther(at)galeriedonatz.de
Nadine Seligmann
nadine(at)galeriedonatz.de



Phone: +49 89 70 07 62 00

Sep 12, 2014 / 2 notes

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AUSSTELLUNGSERÖFFNUNG
 
Anna McCarthy
SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES
 
 
Eröffnung im Rahmen der OPEN ART:
Freitag, 12. September 2014, 18-21 Uhr
Special Guest: Luzi Illustrella’s Stonewashed Fortune Orakel, 7-8pm
Ausstellungsdauer:
13. September bis 18. Oktober 2014
Öffnungszeiten OPEN ART:
Sa/So, 13./14. September 2014, 11-18 Uhr
Reguläre Öffnungszeiten:
Mi/Fr 13-18 Uhr, Do 13-19 Uhr, Sa 12-16 Uhr
 


Anna McCarthy, Naked and Afraid, 2014, Acryl und Bleistift auf Papier, 30 x 40 cm
 
Dass Anna McCarthy im Ausstellungstitel auf einen praktischen Ratgeber für junge Pfadfinder,Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties (1914) von Daniel Carter Beard, verweist, ist kein Zufall, scheint sich doch der Großstadtmensch des 21. Jahrhunderts zunehmend auf die Natur zurückzubesinnen. Dabei ist das Streben nach einem Leben im Einklang mit Flora und Fauna vielfältig motiviert, ob einem romantischen Mythos, einem Versprechen nach Vitalität für Körper und Geist oder einfach der Abenteuerlust folgend. In unserer medialisierten Gesellschaft spiegelt sich die Sehnsucht nach Ursprünglichkeit unter anderem in Survival Shows wie dem US-Format Naked and Afraid wider, die ein Überleben in der Wildnis simulieren. Anna McCarthy nähert sich diesem komplexen Thema in Malereien, Zeichnungen, Video und Texten mit humorvoll-entlarvendem Blick und fragt: „Are you ready for a real disaster/catastrophe?“ Die Rebellion der Natur als weiterer Untersuchungsgegenstand reiht sich als logische Konsequenz in ihre vorherige Arbeit ein.
 
In München zeigte die 1981 geborene Britin zuletzt „How To Start A Revolution – The Musical“ im Haus der Kunst sowie die performative Demonstration „Heute Nachmittag: Als wir noch an was glaubten“ im Rahmen der Reihe „1914/2014: Die Neuvermessung Europas“. Darüber hinaus transformierte sie die Schaustelle der Pinakothek der Moderne mit Gabi Blum in die umfassende performative Installation “NA-EN-DE-NA-EN-DE-NA-WI-DA”. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Kunstpreis des Kunstclub13, stellt Anna McCarthy ab Oktober 2014 in der PLATFORM, München, aus. 2015 ist sie Stipendiatin der Villa Aurora, Los Angeles.
 
Werke der Künstlerin befinden sich unter anderem in den Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen.

Anna McCarthy ist anwesend während der Vernissage.

 
EXHIBITION OPENING
 
Anna McCarthy
SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES
 
 
Opening during OPEN ART: Special Guest:
Friday, September 12, 2014, 6-9 pm
Luzi Illustrella’s Stonewashed Fortune Orakel
Exhibition Duration:
September 13 - October 18, 2014
Opening Hours OPEN ART:
Sat/Sun, September 13/14, 2014, 11 am-6 pm
Opening Hours:
Wed/Fri 1-6 pm, Thu 1-7 pm, Sat 12-4 pm
 
The reference to a guide for young boy scouts, Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties (1914) by Daniel Carter Beard, in Anna McCarthy’s exhibition title is no coincidence. It refers to a noticeable trend of the urban citizen of the 21st century to retreat from the city and return back to nature. The longing for a life in harmony with flora and fauna has many reasons, whether following a romantic myth, a desire for vigor of body and mind or a thirst for adventure. In our mediated society the yearning for naturalness and authenticity becomes mirrored in survival shows like the US format Naked and Afraid which simulate surviving in the wild. With humor and wit, Anna McCarthy explores this complex topic in paintings, drawings, video and texts, thereby asking „Are you ready for a real disaster/catastrophe?“ The rebellion of nature as a further field of interest seems to be a logical consequence to Anna McCarthy’s previous work.
 
In Munich, the 1981 born British artist recently presented „How To Start A Revolution – The Musical“ at Haus der Kunst as well as the performative demonstration ”Heute Nachmittag: Als wir noch an was glaubten“ as part of the series ”1914/2014: Die Neuvermessung Europas (The Re-measurement of Europe)“. Collaborating with Gabi Blum, she transformed Schaustelle/Pinakothek der Moderne into the extensive perfomative installation “NA-EN-DE-NA-EN-DE-NA-WI-DA”. On receiving the Kunstclub13 Art Prize, Anna McCarthy will be exhibiting at PLATFORM, Munich, in October of this year. In 2015, she will be artist-in-residence at Villa Aurora, Los Angeles.
 
Works by the artist can be found in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, among others.
 
Anna McCarthy will be present during the opening reception.
 
 

 
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F: +49 89.700 76 202
www.galeriedonatz.de
 
 
 

damenkapellefans:

Announced datessss:
19.10. Hotel Mariandl, Munich25.10. Milla, Munich
Sep 11, 2014 / 11 notes

damenkapellefans:

Announced datessss:

19.10. Hotel Mariandl, Munich
25.10. Milla, Munich

Sep 7, 2014 / 5 notes

THAT WAS ARLO yATES at NO COUNTRY FOR ODD POETS at the KUNSTVEREIN MUNICH. bow down

A DKP tattoo
Aug 31, 2014 / 9 notes

A DKP tattoo

Aug 29, 2014 / 5 notes

new tshirts for the band candelilla. hot off the silkscreen press

by anna mccarthy


2moro 19:00 // Rebekka Erin Moran // Laboratory Aim Density // Kunstraum München // with Anna McCarthy, Luzi Illustrella und Tagar:

[Gast] Mittwoch, 27. August 2014, 19 Uhr: Rebekka Moran – Laboratory Aim Density

Laboratory Aim Density"Uncertainty Phase. hashtagAbspritzen"Kunstraum  27 August 2014 19:00 uhrspecial guestsbárðabunga virgin pheonixnewsfeed jungle morosisbabydoll bannana noise machine
Laboratory Aim Density: a film set, a director, a set builder, a model: a rehearsal to create a single frame as time and sense unravels. A project and series of new works based on re-creating LAD “china girl” film frames, the image that appears in the countdown of every reel of motion picture film. Originally, the images were spliced in by film lab technicians for checking that the color and density of the negative is correct during the processing and printing stage of creating the final film. They were often from a camera test of a young starlet or even film lab workers themselves; sometimes they are mannequins men children or an entire still life scene both with model and multiple items of color such as fruits and flowers. The project is both about film as much as it is about the process and language of film, and the 4 dimensional space it occupies both physically in a space, in the making of the set and shooting and as single frames that eventually create an entire film. Laboratory Aim Density is about the creation in time of a single frame, which in turn becomes a durational piece of its own. The performance is an extract from a series of films being produced by IS Rejkjavik-based artist Rebekka Erin Moran whilst travelling through Holland and Germany this summer. Rebecca Moran graduated from the School of the Art Institute in 2000 before moving to Holland and subsequently Reykjavik in 2005. She has exhibited internationally in cities such as NYC, Chicago, Rotterdam, Köln, Tokyo, Paris, and Reykjavik. Her work delves into a subjective approach to the everyday. Finding danger in boredom, absurdism in the mundane, home in nomadicism, intimacy in the unexpected; finding the point where the clash of opposites creates its own form of coherency. Visual paradox or thematic antonym underlies much of her work; a search of sorts for the fault-line inherent in all things.




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Aug 26, 2014 / 2 notes
2moro 19:00 // Rebekka Erin Moran // Laboratory Aim Density // Kunstraum München // with Anna McCarthy, Luzi Illustrella und Tagar:

[Gast] Mittwoch, 27. August 2014, 19 Uhr: Rebekka Moran – Laboratory Aim Density

Laboratory Aim Density
"Uncertainty Phase. hashtagAbspritzen"
Kunstraum  27 August 2014 19:00 uhr

special guests
bárðabunga virgin pheonix
newsfeed jungle morosis
babydoll bannana noise machine

Laboratory Aim Density: a film set, a director, a set builder, a model: a
rehearsal to create a single frame as time and sense unravels.
A project and series of new works based on re-creating LAD “china
girl” film frames, the image that appears in the countdown of every reel
of motion picture film. Originally, the images were spliced in by film lab
technicians for checking that the color and density of the negative is
correct during the processing and printing stage of creating the final
film. They were often from a camera test of a young starlet or even film
lab workers themselves; sometimes they are mannequins men children or an
entire still life scene both with model and multiple items of color such
as fruits and flowers.
The project is both about film as much as it is about the process and
language of film, and the 4 dimensional space it occupies both physically
in a space, in the making of the set and shooting and as single frames
that eventually create an entire film. Laboratory Aim Density is about the
creation in time of a single frame, which in turn becomes a durational
piece of its own.
The performance is an extract from a series of films being produced by IS
Rejkjavik-based artist Rebekka Erin Moran whilst travelling through
Holland and Germany this summer.

Rebecca Moran graduated from the School of the Art Institute in 2000 before
moving to Holland and subsequently Reykjavik in 2005. She has exhibited
internationally in cities such as NYC, Chicago, Rotterdam, Köln, Tokyo,
Paris, and Reykjavik. Her work delves into a subjective approach to the
everyday. Finding danger in boredom, absurdism in the mundane, home in
nomadicism, intimacy in the unexpected; finding the point where the clash
of opposites creates its own form of coherency. Visual paradox or thematic
antonym underlies much of her work; a search of sorts for the fault-line
inherent in all things.
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Aug 22, 2014 / 1 note
NO COUNTRY FOR ODD POETS

Presented by Pico Be & Anna McCarthy

THURSDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2014

8pm

 

As part of the series in Kunstverein München

an evening with

ARLO YATES (*22.2.1975)

 

To deviate from the norm, to regard this as normal and to integrate it as part of society – this is the motivation behind Arlo Yates’ work.

Yates is an active part of The Gate, a resource centre in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, which since 2006 provides artistic programmes for adults with learning disabilities; aimed at social inclusion. In cooperation with artists, musicians and social workers, Yates takes an unusual path by, for example, filming a weekly soap called ‘Video Drama’ in cooperation with the musician Sebastian Kellig, starring participants such as Jackie the Ripper, amongst many others. The series is infamous on Youtube for its brilliant political incorrectness with titles such as Smoking Ban in Hackney E9 or The Druggies Next Door. In 2012, The Gate were invited to film an episode at the Instititute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.

Arlo Yates’ poems - or ‘pomes’ as he calls them - tell stories of everyday life with his family at home and at The Gate in an amalgam of black humour and wordplay.

An integral part of Yates’ work is his music. Alongside his own songwriting with band projects Kick Me Ugly, Thee Roll Mops or I love Women, he also collaboratively ran the now-legendary blog ‘Peter Kemp’s Record Reviews’ until Kemp’s recent death earlier this year.

Yates’ book of poetry Bopping Drollocks is handmade in a limited edition and will be presented at No Country For Odd Poets.

 

'ARLO'S TATTOO' – VIDEO DRAMA

A Mini Movie Down Syndrome Awareness Special:  Arlo has two sons and decides to raise money for Small Steps. Mary draws, Ashley shouts and Jackie shoots.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qN0nMYNdec

 

THEE ROLL MOPS

https://soundcloud.com/thee-roll-mops

 

ART AT ‘THE GATE’

http://artatthegate.blogspot.de/

 

PETER KEMP’S RECORD REVIEWS

http://peterkempsrecordreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

 
Aug 22, 2014 / 2 notes

NO COUNTRY FOR ODD POETS

Presented by Pico Be & Anna McCarthy

THURSDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2014

8pm

 

As part of the series in Kunstverein München

an evening with

ARLO YATES (*22.2.1975)

 

To deviate from the norm, to regard this as normal and to integrate it as part of society – this is the motivation behind Arlo Yates’ work.

Yates is an active part of The Gate, a resource centre in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, which since 2006 provides artistic programmes for adults with learning disabilities; aimed at social inclusion. In cooperation with artists, musicians and social workers, Yates takes an unusual path by, for example, filming a weekly soap called ‘Video Drama’ in cooperation with the musician Sebastian Kellig, starring participants such as Jackie the Ripper, amongst many others. The series is infamous on Youtube for its brilliant political incorrectness with titles such as Smoking Ban in Hackney E9 or The Druggies Next Door. In 2012, The Gate were invited to film an episode at the Instititute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.

Arlo Yates’ poems - or ‘pomes’ as he calls them - tell stories of everyday life with his family at home and at The Gate in an amalgam of black humour and wordplay.

An integral part of Yates’ work is his music. Alongside his own songwriting with band projects Kick Me UglyThee Roll Mops or I love Women, he also collaboratively ran the now-legendary blog ‘Peter Kemp’s Record Reviews’ until Kemp’s recent death earlier this year.

Yates’ book of poetry Bopping Drollocks is handmade in a limited edition and will be presented at No Country For Odd Poets.

 

'ARLO'S TATTOO' – VIDEO DRAMA

A Mini Movie Down Syndrome Awareness Special:
Arlo has two sons and decides to raise money for Small Steps. Mary draws, Ashley shouts and Jackie shoots.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qN0nMYNdec

 

THEE ROLL MOPS

https://soundcloud.com/thee-roll-mops

 

ART AT ‘THE GATE’

http://artatthegate.blogspot.de/

 

PETER KEMP’S RECORD REVIEWS

http://peterkempsrecordreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

 

COMIN’ UP. ugliness in full on colour in the last moments before the end is not at night:
SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES 
Anna McCarthy
Galerie Esther Donatz Munich
Opening 12th September 2014
Aug 21, 2014 / 7 notes

COMIN’ UP. ugliness in full on colour in the last moments before the end is not at night:

SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES

Anna McCarthy

Galerie Esther Donatz Munich

Opening 12th September 2014

Aug 14, 2014 / 7 notes

photos from the “suck my successful lipstick tour”with tagar and rebecca erin moran – wolfart rotterdam, extrapool nijmegen, glasmoog cologne

Aug 14, 2014 / 7 notes

Shooting mit Das Weiße Pferd an der Theresienwiese unterhalb der Bavaria!

Gestern, 12. August 1974:

Das Weiße Pferd ruft die MÜNCHNER FREIHEIT an der Theresienwiese unterhalb der Bavaria aus.

Das Cover zur LP entsteht…

Das MÜNCHNER FREIHEIT Album Image Team:

Fotos: Stefane Gruber

Make Up / Facelifting: Illustrella

Making-Of Film: Anton Kaun

Art director: Anna McCarthy


just finished brand new tribute to eno artwork for the band candelilla “heart mutter” live tape
https://www.facebook.com/gruppecandelilla
Aug 13, 2014 / 2 notes

just finished brand new tribute to eno artwork for the band candelilla “heart mutter” live tape

https://www.facebook.com/gruppecandelilla

trickster presents: PERFORGY! a mixed cast in a spur-of-the-moment-mumbo-jumbo: REBEKKA ERIN MORAN ANNA McCARTHY TAGAR IEKE TRINKS  MARIELLE VERDIJK DJ HOEKBOUD Kastelein VON SECHS& Very Possible Other Guests! free entrance, cheap beer, improvised set… zaterdag 9 augustus  WOLFART projectspaces wolfartstraat 25 rotterdamhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/38776706637/?fref=ts
Aug 9, 2014 / 4 notes

trickster presents:

PERFORGY!
a mixed cast in a spur-of-the-moment-mumbo-jumbo:

REBEKKA ERIN MORAN
ANNA McCARTHY
TAGAR
IEKE TRINKS
MARIELLE VERDIJK
DJ HOEKBOUD
Kastelein VON SECHS
& Very Possible Other Guests!

free entrance, cheap beer, improvised set…

zaterdag 9 augustus
WOLFART projectspaces
wolfartstraat 25 rotterdam
https://www.facebook.com/
groups/38776706637/?fref=ts

Aug 7, 2014 / 3 notes