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William E. Jones
Fall Into Ruin, 2017 (still)
High definition video
Duration: 30 mins
Edition of 6 + 2 AP

microcinema at the 37th Cambridge Film Festival

Thu 19 October 2017 - Mon 23 October 2017

The Heong Gallery

As part of microcinema at the 37th Cambridge Film Festival, an installation of a new photo and film work by William E. Jones will be shown at the Heong Gallery from 19 – 23 October. Entitled Fall into Ruin (2017), the work tells the story of the artist’s relationship with Alexander Iolas, the Greek art dealer and collector who at the height of his career owned galleries in New York, Paris, Milan, Geneva, Madrid and Athens. Known for his association with the Surrealists, Iolas gave Andy Warhol his first solo exhibition in 1952, and helped to form the collection of the great arts patrons John and Dominique de Menil before retiring to Athens in the 1980s.

Following his death in 1987 from AIDS, Iolas’s property in Athens was looted. His collection, which included artifacts and art from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, as well as pieces by the artists Iolas worked with, including Max Ernst, Rene? Magritte, and Man Ray amongst many others, vanished. The empty house was completely vandalised and today stands as a modern ruin. Fall into Ruin sees Jones return to the sites he first visited at the age of 19 and revisit the story of Alexander Iolas through views of the villa in its current ruined state, shots of contemporary Athens and antiquities on display at the National Archaeological Museum, as well as the original photographs Jones took of Villa Iolas in 1982, exhibited alongside the film.

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Prerona Prasad Email: gallery@dow.cam.acuk Telephone: 01223 334800


All times

Thu 19 October 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 October 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 October 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 October 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 23 October 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM


Address: The Heong Gallery
Downing College
United Kingdom
Email: gallery@dow.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223334800