The artist book What Are People For by Anna McCarthy, is an associative, contextual supplement to the works on her show at Kunstverein Göttingen (June/July 2017)—curated and edited by Anja Lückenkemper.
In the book McCarthy expands her research in to the topic of hunting and scavenger hunts. She approaches this line of inquiry by laying a plethora of associative an idiosyncratic traces—metaphorical as well as visual—for the visitor and reader to follow and explore McCarthy opens up her notebook an allows a gaze into a tightly-knit universe of coupling thoughts and linking researches, a visualized stream of consciousness bringing ideas or events together. In the same way as the question "what are people for?" can never truly be answered. McCarthy´s artistic presentation What are Poeple for? can never be completely understood—yet it offers the audience a volume of entry points to navigate and follow through the exhibition space and the artist book respectively.
— Anja Lückenkemper, 2017
60p., 4c offset, softcover, 14 x 21 cm