Natascha Stellmach, The Worry Dolls (2006 – ongoing): Killer, Fuckhead, Nazi Girl, The Bullshit Artist, Heili, archival ink on photo rag, each motif 60 x 44cm

The Worry Dolls (2006 – 2012): Killer, Fuckhead, Nazi Girl, The Bullsheet Artist, Heili, ink on photo rag, each motif 60 x 44cm

October 23, 2015 – January 31, 2016.
Artium Vitoria | curated by David G. Torres.

This major touring exhibition echos the important presence of Punk as an attitude. Noise, refusal, violence, destruction, alienation, anarchy, nihilism and sexuality are explored and accompanied by references to bands, texts, music, and iconic works.

What “PUNK. Its Traces in Contemporary Art” proposes is not just another dull exhibition in which a movement is dissected and castrated. It’s no death certificate, basically because what is talked about here is an attitude. The show breathes autonomously, devoid of pieces that repeat clichés. Ángel Calvo Ulloa

As in the graphic designs of Jamie Reid or the collages by COUM Transmissions, the dolls of Natascha Stellmach display sexual attributes and political symbols which are juxtaposed on their supposed innocence.  Curator David G. Torres


Installation View: Punk… Artium Vitoria, The Worry Doll photographs, each 60 x 44 cm 2015

Artists: Carlos Aires • Martin Arnold • Fabienne Audeoud • Bill Balaskas • Jean-Michel Basquiat • Laurent P. Berger • Chris Burden • Tony Cokes • Jordi Colomer • Brice Dellsperger • Christoph Draeger • Jimmie Durham • Tracey Emin • Mario Espliego • Ant Farm • Hans-Peter Feldmann • Claire Fontaine • Chiara Fumai • Iñaki Garmendia • Kendell Geers • Gelitin • Nan Goldin • Douglas Gordon • Dan Graham • Eulàlia Grau • Guerrilla Girls • Antoni Hervas • Mike Kelley • Martin Kippenberger • João Louro • Christian Marclay • Raúl Martínez • Raisa Maudit • Paul McCarthy • Jonathan Messe • Jordi Mitjá • Joan Morey • Janis E. Müller • Matt Mullican • Itziar Okariz • João Onofre • Antonio Ortega • Tony Oursler • Mabel Palacín • Juan Pérez Aguirregoikoa • Raymond Pettibon • Maria Pratts • Tere Recarens • Jamie Reid • Tim Reinecke • Martín Rico • Aida Ruilova • Pepo Salazar • Santiago Sierra • Federico Solmi • Natascha Stellmach • Gavin Turk • Valie Export.

See WORKS for more information.

Fuckhead (detail), 2010, ink on photo rag, 60 x 44cm

Fuckhead (detail), 2010, ink on photo rag, 60 x 44cm

Natascha Stellmach, The Bullshit Artist, 2012, archival ink on photo rag, 60 x 44cm

The Bullsheet Artist (detail), 2012, ink on photo rag, 60 x 44cm

El País Spanish National Daily | El punk no ha muerto – Review by S.C.F
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