Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

Admit One: Priene, 2012



    MATERIALS:  Ink, color pencil, and graphite on paper.

    The Admit One drawings develop the idea of the constitutive body. On a graphite drawing that resembles an architectural blueprint of Priene Theater, small, tightly ordered stamps 'Admit One' stand in for seated bodies. This proposal for an alternative site of political exchange admits that while inclusion is sanctioned, the empty stage invites possibilities for a wide variety of public address and that audience always outnumbers the speaker on stage.