(pause) 21 scenes concerning the silence of Art in Ruins (Occasional Papers, London)


210 x 297mm, b/w, 72 pages
ISBN 978-0-9562605-4-3
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(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. Did they run out of ideas, move to other territories or simply withdraw in disgust? Using actual dialogue lines from interviews with art professionals who worked with Art in Ruins Eva Weinmayr constructs a play as an anti-documentary or anti-biography.

Based on interviews with Emma Dexter, David Thorp, James Lingwood, Stewart Home, Douglas Park, Robin Klassnik, Thomas Wulffen, Justin Hofman, Ingeborg Wiensowski, Stefan Szelkun, Ed Baxter, Vera Büchlmann, Christoph Tannert