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Zacheta National Art Gallery
Zacheta National Art Gallery

I WONDER WHAT THE SILENCE WAS ABOUT, 28 June - 29 August 2010
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1,2 (c) marek krzyzanek

I Wonder What The Silence Was About is a body of work speculating on the (temporary?) disappearance of Art in Ruins. Formed in 1984 by Hannah Vowles and Glyn Banks, this English collaborative art practice was active in the London/Berlin art scene. After a distinct political and artistic practice they fell silent in 2001.
Their silence is booming and makes their critique not even more powerful but open to speculation, leading me to talk to numerous people, who worked with the two artists in the past. These interviews form the basis of a series of short films and a forthcoming publication.

with Ed Baxter, Resonance FM, London / Vera  Büchlmann, artist, Munich / Emma Dexter, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London / Stephen Foster, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton / Rene Gimpel, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London / Justin Hoffmann, Kunstverein Wolfsburg / Michael Hofstetter, artist, Munich / Stewart Home, artist, London / Robin Klassnik, Matt's Gallery, London / James Lingwood, Artangel, London / Douglas Park, artist, London / Jane Rolo, Book Works, London / Heinz Schütz, critic, Munich / Stefan Szczelkun, artist, London / Christoph Tannert, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin / David Thorp, curator, London / Ingeborg Wiensowski, critic, Berlin / Thomas Wulffen, curator, Berlin


Zacheta National Gallery of Art
Pl. Malachowskiego 3
00-916 Warszawa
tel. +48 22 / 556 96 00