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 – ongoing): Killer, Fckhead, Nazi Girl, The Bullsheet Artist, Heili, mixed media, dimensions variable

May 13 – September 25, 2016.
MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona | curated by David G. Torres.

This major touring exhibition echoes 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. A bilingual 380-page publication is available.

© Natascha Stellmach Killer Worry Doll (True Self), mixed media, 2016 [Note: This doll is currently in detention & unable to be present for the MACBA exhibition]

Killer (True Self), 2016, mixed media, 29 x 19 x 16 cm  [Note: Killer still remains in detention & was, therefore, unable to be present for the MACBA exhibition]

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

The work Worry Dolls of artist Natascha Stellmach is seen at the exhibition PUNK at the Barcelona Mu

Stellmach’s Worry Dolls, installation view, MACBA Barcelona Opening, 2016 ©imago/AgenciaEFE.jpg


Detail, Natascha Stellmach’s Worry Dolls installed at MACBA for PUNK, 2016

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


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

Fuckhead (detail), 2010, mixed media, 23 x 7 x 5 cm

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

The Bullsheet Artist (detail), 2012, mixed media, 27 x 12 x 8 cm

See WORKS for more information.

Punk | 380-page publication, 2015, Essays by David G. Torres, Gloria Guso, Eloy Fernández Porta, Dani Castillejo, Servando Rocha and Iván López Munuera
El País Spanish National Daily | El punk no ha muerto – Review by S.C.F
A*DESK | May Contain Traces Of … – Review by Ángel Calvo Ulloa