- - FAX EXHIBITION - -
8 - 29 April, 2011, Gallery One
Curated by João Ribas
Opening Thursday 7 April 5.30pm.
A travelling exhibition co-organised by the Drawing Center, New York and ICI (Independent Curators International), New York, and circulated by ICI.
FAX invites a multigenerational group of artists, as well as architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, to conceive of the fax machine as a tool for thinking and drawing. The ongoing exhibition project features over 300 works using the fax machine as a medium. At ST PAUL St FAX will include a selection of the accumulated faxes to date as well as new fax works by New Zealand contributors invited to participate.
Faxes by nearly 100 artists sent to the initial showing of FAX at The Drawing Center, New York in 2009 form the core of the exhibition, including seminal examples of early telecommunications art. Having toured to over ten venues the FAX project now consists of more than 300 works. At ST PAUL St a selection of the transmitted pages will be archived or displayed together with the active fax machine, which will receive new faxes from the invited New Zealand contributors throughout the show. The result—an ongoing cumulative project—is a show concerned with ideas of reproduction, obsolescence, distribution, and mediation. Here, reproducible yet erratic production via the fax machine displaces traditional notions of the hand‚ still commonly associated with the medium of drawing, and foregrounds the role of drawing as a generative process.
New Zealand contributors include: Alterations, Nick Austin, David Clegg, Fiona Connor, Paul Cullen, Richard Francis, Fiona Jack, Monique Jansen, Tessa Laird, Dane Mitchell, Seung Yul Oh, OH.NO.SUMO, Nova Paul, Yuk King Tan, Narrow Gauge, Jonty Valentine, Luke Wood.
The exhibition is curated by João Ribas, curator of The Drawing Center in New York, and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue co-published by ICI and The Drawing Center. The catalogue can be purchased online via ICI http://www.ici-exhibitions.org/index.php/publications/