Paul McCarthy turns 75!

One of the most important artists of our times celebrates his 75th birthday on August 4th, 2020. My first encounter with Paul’s art at the Haus der Kunst Munich in 2005 truly changed my outlook on and understanding of contemporary art. Ever since I – back then a student of the very traditional field that art history comprises at most universities – was left shocked, disgusted, appalled and therefore truly intrigued by encountering his Pirate Project I have understood that art – to me – HAS to be a challenge, for the researcher, the viewer, and the creator instead of merely being an object of passive contemplation. I remain committed to working with and on art that has wrongly been pushed to the margins of the unfortunately very narrow and very Western canon of art history.
Listen to my interview with Radio Bremen (ARD) here (in German):