(pause) 21 scenes concerning the silence of Art in Ruins
Using actual dialogue from interviews with people who knew the once prominent British art collective Art in Ruins, Eva Weinmayr constructs a hypothetical play as an anti-documentary/-biography. The play follows a group of artists, curators, critics and other art professionals in their frenetic peregrinations across the international art circuit as they ponder the mysterious disappearance of Art in Ruins. What prompted the collective to so suddenly fall from grace? Did they run out of ideas, move on to other territories or simply withdraw in disgust? The art world denizens maintain a sober tone of inquiry even as they come across such scenes as a herd of bison, anomalous Richard Serra walls and security guards steeped in art theory.
Supported by Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw.
210 × 290 mm, 72 pp.
Softcover, black and white