Volume II - Ana Navas & Marisol Rodríguez

Volume II - Ana Navas & Marisol Rodríguez

Over the course of two months, Ana Navas and I developed the following dialogue. Made through a back and forth of emails, our conversation was greatly enriched by visits to her current studio at the Fondation Fiminco (2020-2021) in the outskirts of Paris, where I saw her works on different stages of development and in between lockdowns.

Born in Ecuador but immigrated to Venezuela at an early age, Ana Navas is a nomad. Her references are abundant, her works often deceiving as they juggle with the languages of modern art turned kitsch, and of contemporary art turned the lingua franca of global marketing. Hiding beneath mysterious surfaces and provocative forms is a carefully constructed imaginary that resonates beyond geographies one that questions our own stance on this hyper aesthetization we’ve become so accustomed to, so versed in. 

Ana and I enjoyed exploring all these ideas together. Hopefully this format can help you, the reader, discover her work and thoughts more naturally. Welcome then. 

Marisol Rodríguez

Volume II - Ana Navas & Marisol Rodríguez

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September 11 2020

Various Others 2020 with Lena Henke, Dominique Knowles, Megan Francis Sullivan opens today at the gallery. In cooperation with Galerie Emanuel Layr (Wien/Rome). The show is onview until October 24, 2020.

September 4 2020

Thomas Geiger will do a Bust Talk with Beethoven as part of the Wiener Festwochen at the Beethoven Denkmal, Vienna at 4 pm!

July 4 2020

The documentation of Malte Zenses’ first solo exhibition at Sperling “Im Regio 3, totale Verwirrung” is now online.

May 20 2020

Please join us during our special opening hours for Malte Zenses’ first solo exhibition at Sperling. The special opening jours are
Thursday, May 28: 12:00 - 21:00,Friday, May 29: 12:00 - 21:00 and Saturday, May 30: 12:00 - 17:00! Click here to book and appointment or give us a call at +49 89 5484 9747. A reservation is not mandatory but highly recommended as prebooked visits will be given priority.

April 30 2020

Please save the date: Malte Zenses' first solo exhibition at Sperling will be on view from May 28,2020 on. To make sure we keep our distance, we’ll be welcoming you to his show “Im Regio 3, totale Verwirrung” during speacial opening hours on May 28, 29 and 30, 2020. The exhibition will be on view until July 25, 2020.

April 29 2020

We are happy to re-open Sperling today. Anna McCarthy’s ADVENTURE ROOM has been extendes until May 16. Come by during the opening hours or by appointment. Please don’t forget to wear a mask!



March 28 2020

You can now watch a tour of Anna McCarthy’s ADVENTURE ROOM online. Click • here to see it on vimeo!

March 20 2020

While the art world stands still we are taking a look back and will share one image from our archive every day. See our  instagram or find the archive on our website.

January 30 2020

We are very happy to be part of MATERIAL Art Fair 2020 in Mexico City from February 07 - 09, 2020. We’ll be showing new works by Ana Navas. Find us at booth B3.

December 28 2019

Dec 28 - Feb 24, 2019
Veronika Hilger
50 Jahre Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (DE)


December 21 2019

Today is the last day of Anna Vogel's solo exhibition Shift Enter Delete at the gallery. The exhibition will be on view by appointment from January 07 onwards. On February 13, 2020 we will open Anna McCarthy's solo exhibition ADVENTURE ROOM.



December 8 2019

Please join us today at 4pm at the gallery for the grand finale of EDIT10N TAUBE PICNIC WORLD TOUR for the book release, edition launch and film screening! There also will be a special picnic-pillow edition by Anna Vogel.

December 7 2019

7.12 – 20.01.2019
Anna McCarthy
OF PUNCH LINES AND STRUGGLE BARS, TOR Art Space, Frankfurt (DE)

December 6 2019

Anna McCarthy and Anna Vogel are part of Jahresgaben 2019 at Kunstverein München.

December 5 2019

Please join us tonight for the celebration of 5 YEARS SPERLING 10 YEARS EDITION TAUBE at Lothringer13 and Polka Bar. The talk »The Life and Opinions of an Artist Book«, a conversation with an artist’ book and Patrizia Dander (chief curator, Museum Brandhorst),Thomas Geiger (artist represented by Sperling / Mark Pezinger Books), Hubert Kretschmer (private collector, Archive Artist Publications), Dr. Lilian Landes (collection artists books, Staatsbibliothek München), Maria VMier (artist, publisher Hammann von Mier Verlag) and Edition Taube. After that we are very happy to celebrate with you at Polka Bar!

November 30 2019

30.11 – 31.032019
Anna Vogel
Land_Scope. Photographic Works from Roni Horn to Thomas Ruff in the DZ Bank Artcollection, Stadtmuseum München, Munich (DE)

October 20 2019

Thomas Geiger is commissioned by the Master students of Städelschule's Curatorial Studies to create a new performance as part of a group show at Museum der Kritik fffriedrich The performance will be called the "Rest Talk”, a modified version of the Bust Talks series.

September 27 2019

See works by Anna Vogel as part of the exhibition Gezielte Setzungen - Übermalte Fotografie in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst at Sprengel Museum Hannover (DE) until October 06, 2019.



September 26 2019

We are very happy to be part of ZONE 1 (Curated by Fiona Liewehr) at Vienna Contemporary 2019. See works by Thomas Geiger at ZONE 1 - see the exhibited works here.

September 23 2019

Thomas Geiger is part of Steirischer Herbst. Join him for a Bust Talk with Hans Kloepfer (1867 - 1944). Next sunday 3pm, the performance will happen again with a statue of Hans Kloepfer in Köflach, a small city in Styria where he worked as a doctor most time of his life. Hans Kloepfer was a controversial regional writer and doctor who was and still is playing an important role for the cultural identity of the region. On the other hand Kloepfer was also a convinced supporter of the fascist movement. Ironically, Hanns Koren, the founder of Steirischer Herbst named the festival after Kloepfer’s poem “Steirischer Herbst 1916” - as an homage to the ambivalent poet.

September 15 2019

Today at 1pm Bouche Kombucha and Malte Zenses invite you to spend an afternoon at the gallery. Pleasae join us for a walk through the exhibition, some soft music and kombucha drinks!



September 13 2019

Please join us tonight for the opening of Various Others: AUGUSTAS SERAPINAS & MALTE ZENSES in cooperation with Emalin (London).

September 6 2019

Summerbreak is over and SPERLING is getting ready for the second edition of Various Others. On September 13 at 5 pm we cordially invite you to the opening of Various Others: AUGUSTAS SERAPINAS & MALTE ZENSES in cooperation with Emalin (London).

August 31 2019

The performance ‘I want to become a millionaire’ by Thomas Geiger is part of this year’s•PLATEAUX Festival. Curated by Mateo Chacon-Pino & Marcel Hörler. The Festival takes place at • Froh Ussicht, Samstagern/Richterswil, (CH)

August 10 2019

Andrew Gilbert is part of the group exhibition 'Contemporaneamente a Castel Belasi', opening tonight at 17.30 pm with a saxophone concert. The show is on view until October 17, 2019.

July 28 2019

Thanks to everyone involved in TWO TO TANGO TWO! It was a pleasure! Now: SUMMER BREAK. See you in September for the opening of Augustas Serapinas and Malte Zenses in cooperation with Emalin (London, GB) as part of Various Others.

July 5 2019

Sperling is very happy to open the second edition of the collaborative exhibition TWO TO TANGO TWO. With works by ART N MORE + Maria Schumacher, Thomas Geiger + Ben K. Voss, Andrew Gilbert + Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), Veronika Hilger + Christoph Roßner, Anna McCarthy + Paulina Nolte, Ana Navas + Kasia Fudakowski and Anna Vogel + Gregor Hildebrandt. • See exhibition documentation and artist statements!

July 3 2019

We are happy to announce that Anna Vogel is part of “Gezielte Setzungen: Übermalte Fotografie in der zeitgenössischen Kunst” at Sprengel Museum Hannover.

June 25 2019

Together with Jiří Kovanda, Fauxenticity Thomas Geiger will do a performace at • Austrian Cultural Forum Praha. Curated by • Significant Other.

May 4 2019

We’re happy to announce that Ana Navas’ first solo exhibition at Sperling will open on Friday, March 24. ’Ich traute mich, sie zurückzugeben, weil sie nicht bissfest waren’ will be on view until June 29, 2019.

May 2 2019

Thomas Geiger's third solo exhibition ‘The Great Relief’ at Sperling is featured in the current issue of MONOPOL Magazin.
Get your copy here.

February 22 2019

22.02.2019
Anna McCarthy & Manu Rzytki
WHAT ARE PEOPLE FOR?
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (DE)

February 20 2019

20.02.2019
Thomas Geiger
A place for urgent needs, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen (DE)

January 23 2019

Jan 23 - March 24, 2019
Andrew Gilbert, TEN / Contemporary German Art from the Collection of the Adam Gallery, Gallery of Fine Arts, Ostrava (CZ)


January 19 2019

19.01.2019
Thomas Geiger
Kunsthalle3000 Nice, invited by Thank You For Coming, Nice (FR)

December 7 2018

ART N MORE, Veronika Hilger and Anna McCarthy participate at Jahresgaben 2018, Kunstverein München, München (DE).

August 17 2018

17.08 – 2.09.2017
ART N MORE
25. Leipziger Jahresausstellung: SILBER

April 19 2018

19.04 – 22.04.2018
Sperling @ Art Cologne with Veronika Hilger

April 17 2018

17.04 – 11.06.2018
ART N MORE
YOUTOO, Salon Schmitz, Cologne (DE)

April 15 2018

15.03 – 06.05.2018
Thomas Geiger
Der Erweiterte Blick / The Extended View with Oriol Vilanova, Samuel Beckett, Helen Mirra a.o., Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen (DE)

February 20 2018

Thomas Geiger
Slight works, performance with Emily Speed and Andrew Gannon, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (GB)

November 7 2017

07.11 - March 2018
Veronika Hilger
STARTUPART II, Munich Re in Kooperation mit der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (DE)

October 6 2017

October 1 2017

Anna McCarthy
Popps Packing Residency, Detroit (USA)

September 21 2017

September 21 - 24, 2017
Sperling @ NOT FAIR Warsaw with Andrew Gilbert

September 17 2017

September 17– October 1
Thomas Geiger
Homesick Festival, Vienna (AT)

September 14 2017

September 14 - 17, 2017
Sperling @ art berlin with Anna McCarthy

June 18 2017

June 18 – July 30, 2017
Anna McCarthy
What are people for?, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen (DE)

May 27 2017

May 27 – August 05, 2017
Andrew Gilbert
Emperor Andrew´s occupation of exotic Bavaria, FILSERS, Mainburg (DE)

February 3 2017

February 03 - February 26, 2017
Anna McCarthy
Kunstförderpreis 2016, Galerie der Künstler, Munich (DE)

November 1 2016

Anna McCarthy
Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis 2016, Munich

May 19 2016

May 19 – June 02, 2016
Thomas Geiger
Thomas Geiger - Bilder aus der Denkmaschine: Grønland, Goethe-Institut Oslo (NO)