Abel Auer and Momus will discuss their respective experiences in the art world, and explore their inner motivations to continue and, in Beckett’s phrase, “fail better.”
Effort & Circumstance is a series of conversations around practice, survivalism and desire at Café Weiß. Using the setting of a bar, usually closed on Sundays, the gatherings take the form of semi-public conversations that exist somewhere between a talk about work, and its holding environment.
Abel Auer, born in Munich in 1974, is a German artist, who also writes and curates. In the 90s he founded “Akademie Isotrop” in Hamburg and subsequently continued working in collaborative contexts, e. g. together with Kai Althoff. For some time he has rather positioned himself in a music setting. His practice oscillates between “total outsider- and/or insiderness.”
Momus, born in Scotland in 1960, has spent three decades making oblique independent pop records. He has also told stories in the art world as an “unreliable” docent and lecturer, and published six novels.