Reading: (pause) 21 scenes concerning the silence of Art in Ruins. The Showroom London; Motto Berlin, Villa Romana Florence
(pause) 21 scenes concerning the silence of Art in Ruins is part of a series of interventions around the (temporary?) disappearance of the English art collective Art in Ruins from the art world. Art in Ruins came to international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, provocatively addressing capitalism, discrimination and the art world. After a very visible political and artistic phase of activity, they became quiet. ‘For me, this silence makes Art in Ruins’ critique not only more powerful but open to speculation’ says Weinmayr.
Using actual dialogue lines from interviews with art professionals who knew Art in Ruins Eva Weinmayr constructs a play as an anti-documentary or anti-biography.
(pause) 21 scenes concerning the silence of Art in Ruins
published by Occasional Papers
72 pages, 28 x 19 cm, b/w
Special launch price £8
(pause) reading: The Showroom
8 Dec 2010 – 7pm
Please join me for an evening of performative readings of my book (pause) 21 scenes concerning the silence of Art in Ruins
With Eleanor Vonne Brown, Francesco Pedraglio, Neil Chapman, Anja Kirschner, Douglas Park, Fatos Ustek, Emanuel von Baeyer, Stewart Home, Emma Edmondson, Hilary Koob-Sassen, John Moseley, Magda Fabianczyk, Mary George, Caterina Riva, Wayne Daly, Clive Phillpot and Pieternel Vermoortel.
This book launch is the first in the UK following others at Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and MoMA PS1, Queens, New York.
(pause) reading: Motto Berlin
4 September 2010
At regular intervals throughout the afternoon on Saturday 4 September, friends and passers-by will read passages from Eva Weinmayr’s play (pause), recently published by Occasional Papers. The collective reading – in the Chino room at Motto, and broadcast live in the courtyard between Motto and Chert – forms part of a series of interventions by Weinmayr around the (temporary?) disappearance of the English art collective Art in Ruins.
Skalitzer Str. 68
(pause) reading: Villa Romana, Florence
Marwa and Mirene Arsanios invited me to “Alternative Readings” at Villa Romana in Florence. Thanks Marwa, Mirene, Judith Raum, Chiara Figone, Ghalya Saadawi — and Villa Romana for such a productive and hilarious time.