Paul Ramírez Jonas

53rd Venice Biennial

November 30, 2008

Paper Moon (I Create as I Speak, Spanish Version)
Installation view; 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009

Paper Moon (I Create as I Speak, Spanish Version)
Installation view; 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009

Press Release

53rd Venice Biennial
Venice, Italy

For the 53rd Venice Biennial, Paul Ramírez Jonas presents a large-scale installation work, Paper Moon (I Create as I Speak), which was also presented at Alexander Gray Associates (New York, NY) in 2009, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT) in 2008. Consisting of sheets of paper tiled to represent an image of the moon, upon closer inspection, the design is made up of text that reads, “I Create as I Speak.” A single sheet is removed from the wall and rests on a lectern, with a microphone and a portable amplifier, inviting the viewer to interact with the work. The text plays with words; “I Create as I Speak” translates to ABRACADABRA in the ancient Aramaic language.