Downing Street. Eva Weinmayr. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, writing on March 18th, 2015
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Shortly after the last general election, artist Eva Weinmayr learned that her work, Today’s Question, had been chosen by David and Samantha Camerons to hang at 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister’s private residence. Her art had apparently won the approval of the most powerful politician in the country—a man who was about to start radically cutting funds for the arts and education. An attempt to contact Cameron and his wife about their choice was ignored, so Weinmayr—along with writer John Moseley and journalist Titus Kroder—wrote a play in order to have the conversation she had been denied.

The script imagines Samantha and David inviting Weinmayr for a visit. After tea with Samantha, things quickly turn bloody. Part farce, part madcap caper, Downing Street responds to the dilemma created when art is appropriated as “radical chic.”

Conceived by: Eva Weinmayr

Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr

First Edition (2015)

Publisher: New Documents
Date of publishing: Apr 1, 2015
Language: English
Pages: 84
Price: €14.50

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Downing Street. John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr @ The Showroom. London. Sat March 14th

Posted in events on March 13th, 2015
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Downing Street. John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr @ The Showroom. London. Sat March 14th
(performance starts at 2.30 pm)

Part farce, part madcap caper, Downing Street responds to the dilemma created when art is appropriated as “radical chic.”
Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr.

A sketch of a performance by seven actors, with the audience. Directed by Hester Chillingworth

Published by New Documents, Los Angeles.

The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ