THE PIRACY PROJECT
MARCH 6 – MARCH 30, 2012
The Piracy Project, run by artists Andrea Francke and Eva Weinmayr as part of the research program at AND Publishing, is an international publishing and exhibition project exploring the philosophical, legal, and practical implications of cultural piracy and creative modes of reproduction. Building from an open call to establish a collection of pirated book projects, the project aims to develop a critical and creative platform for issues raised by acts of cultural piracy.
Throughout the month of March, Eva Weinmayr will be in residence and bring The Piracy Project to İstanbul in the form of a temporary reading room at SALT Research. Through the residency, parallel events, and reading room, Weinmayr will develop a platform to discuss unauthorized approaches to the recontextualization of cultural works—focusing not only on artists and writers, but also on publishers, programmers, academics, and business people who are challenging existing structures and authorities as well as ways of producing and redistributing cultural products and values.
If you would like to make a contribution to The Piracy Project, please contact Eva Weinmayr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eva Weinmayr, who has exhibited internationally at Zacheta National Art Gallery Warsaw, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, and Rodeo, İstanbul, is also the co-director of AND, a platform for experimental publishing based in London.