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Bloodless Brandhorst

Anna McCarthy & Paulina Nolte, Bloodless Brandhorst, 2020

In the third part of their film series Bloodless, Anna McCarthy and Paulina Nolte transform Museum Brandhorst into a setting for mysterious events. The film will be shown for the first time on October 28 at Kino der Kunst, and will be available afterwards online on this site. In addition, Museum Brandhorst, as a cooperation partner of the film festival, will host a series of artists’ talks that will take place in the Pinakothek der Moderne and will be available as a live stream on YouTube.

About the film

Set in candy tones the dark and deadpan stories of Anna McCarthy’s and fellow artist Paulina Nolte’s vegetarian TV series BLOODLESS are reacting to current travesties in a lost-in-reverie kind of way. With two wealthy overstrung ladies fretting over the soul of a luxury handbag the 1st episode BLOODLESS BOUTIQUE from 2019 set the tone for the sequel. Followed by BLOODLESS POOL in summer 2020 the third episode BLOODLESS BRANDHORST has been commissioned by Museum Brandhorst and will be premiered on the occasion of Kino der Kunst: ”Welcome to reality, Madame.”

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Bloodless Boutique

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Two slightly snobby ladies and a handbag in a bizarre-surreal store scene. The first part of Anna McCarthy’s and Paulina Nolte’s BLOODLESS series was made in 2019 and revolves around the sensitive soul of a luxury leather handbag.

Bloodless Pool

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The second episode of Anna McCarthy’s and Paulina Nolte’s vegetarian television series was made in the summer of 2020. BLOODLESS POOL dives into aquamarine blue abysses.

Anna McCarthy & Paulina Nolte

Anna McCarthy (*1981 in Munich) is known for her interdisciplinary, collaborative, and also often humorous, poetical and political approach. The artist studied at the Kingston University of Art & Design London, the Akademie der bildenden Künste München and at the Glasgow School of Art. Her works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Haus der Kunst, D-0 ARK Underground, Kunstverein Göttingen, Kunstbau im Lenbachhaus and the Schaustelle Pinakothek der Moderne. In 2019/2020 she taught as a substitute professor at the Akademie der bildenden Künste München and in 2020 received the USA Scholarship of the Bavarian Ministry for Science and Art. McCarthy also plays in the bands WHAT ARE PEOPLE FOR?, SALEWSKI and MOON NOT WAR.


Paulina Nolte (*1992 in Munich) studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München with Professor Klaus vom Bruch, Professor Julian Rosefeldt, Kerstin Brätsch and Anne Imhof. She graduated in 2018 as a master student of Klaus vom Bruch. He work consists of drawings, ceramic objects, texts and music, and often leads to performative pieces. Her last performance, and the release of her publication “Desert of Unrest” took place in the garden of the Lenbachhaus with Ruine München in July 2020. This year, for “Arts of the Working Class” she created illustrations for the 2023 Venice Biennale 2023.


Anna McCarthy and Paulina Nolte play together in the band WHAT ARE PEOPLE FOR?.

At Museum Brandhorst: Video works by Lucy McKenzie

About Kino der Kunst

Halil Altindere, Kino der Kunst 2020

As a unique combination of film festival and art exhibition, KINO DER KUNST explores the relationship between the visual arts and cinema; the programmatic focus is on how film artists deal with fiction and narrative.

This year’s international competition is dedicated to the theme of “Forbidden Beauty” and the question of why the concept of beauty is so frowned upon in contemporary art. On show will be cinematic works that use formal innovations and a highly aesthetic visual vocabulary, without losing sight of the serious issues of our time. The films will be shown in the cinemas of the HFF, City Kinos and Theatiner Filmkunst.

Museum Brandhorst will host the artists’ talks in 2020 for the third time, which will be held as part of KINO DER KUNST. The talks will be held in the Ernst von Siemens Auditorium at the Pinakothek der Moderne and will be available as a live stream on the Museum Brandhorst YouTube channel.

Tickets and program

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