Visit KARST for the CLOSING EVENT on Sunday 15th June 5-7pm to see our latest 'FAX' exhibition in its entirety.
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FEATURING NEW WORKS BY:
DAVID BLANDY, PAUL BUCK, GREIG BURGOYNE , HEMAN CHONG, FRED FOREST, JACOB DAHL JURGENSON, MARKO MÄETAMM, JACOPO MILIANI, SLADJAN NEDELJKOVIC, CLUNIE REID, MARTHA ROSLER, JOSEF STRAU, RICHARD WENTWORTH
ALSO Featuring the archive including works by:
Julieta Aranda, John Armleder, Roy Ascott, Tauba Auerbach, Fia Backstrom, Darren Bader, Cecil Balmond, BANK, Colby Bird, Pierre Bismuth, Barbara Bloom, Mel Bochner, Tobias Buche, Ian Burns, Cabinet Magazine, Etienne Chambaud, Cleopatra’s, Peter Coffin, Jan De Cock, Collage CenterWest, Liz Deschenes, Helen Evans, Heiko Hansen, Morgan Fisher, Claire Fontaine, Yona Friedman, Aurelien Froment, Ryan Gander, Wineke Gartz, Liam Gillick, Marisa Gonzalez, Dan Graham, Joseph Grigely, Joao Maria Gusmao, Pedro Paiva, Wade Guyton, Skuta Helgason, Charline von Heyl, Matthew Higgs, Eduardo Kac, Matt Keegan, Zoe Keramea, Tom Klinkowstein, Germaine Kruip, Glenn Ligon, Ronald L. Mallett, Jackson Mac Low, Corey McCorkle, Josephine Meckseper, Eric Mitchell, Simon Dybbroe Moller, Olivier Mosset, Warren Neidich, Kambui Olujimi, Serge Onnen, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mai-Thu Perret, Michalis Pichler, William Pope.L, Seth Price, Blake Rayne, Tobias Rehberger, Kay Rosen, Amanda Ross-Ho, Pamela Rosenkranz, Arnd Seibert, Matt Sheridan Smith, Sonia Sheridan, Alexandre Singh, Dexter Sinister, Josh Smith, Anne Tardos, Cheyney Thompson, Christian Tomaszewski, Wolfgang Tillmans, Edward Tufte, Stan VanDerBeek, Olav Westphalen, Christopher Williams, Jack Whitten, Johannes Wohnseifer, Cerith Wyn Evans, among others.
Technology for transmitting printed images and texts dates from the nineteenth century, however it was the introduction of modern fax machines in the 1970s that turned facsimiles into a ubiquitous communications medium. Although generally used for international business purposes, artists readily exploited its immediate, graphic, and interactive character. The fax has subsequently become it an important part of the history of art, appearing in movements such as Fluxus, and the burgeoning practices of new media artists. But with the fax machine now fast becoming a technology of the past, how do artists see the potential of the fax transmission today?
The first FAX exhibition, held at The Drawing Center in New York, 2009, featured works sent via fax by nearly 100 creative practitioners. Artists, architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, spanning multiple generations, were invited to transmit works during the exhibition, to a working fax machine in the gallery. FAX has since toured around the world, and every host institution has invited additional participants. The pieces received during each showing have steadily expanded the initial core of works, and this cumulative process has created a broad collection from across the globe.
The twentieth showing of FAX has taken place at KARST, and a select group of new collaborators have been invited to take part. Faxes will be received in real time in the exhibition space, throughout the duration of the show, and will include drawings and texts, as well as inevitable junk faxes and errors of transmission. The artworks, reflecting ideas such as reproduction, distribution, communication and technological obsolescence, will be permanently added to the ever-accumulating project.
FAX is a traveling exhibition curated by João Ribas, in collaboration with KARST and co-organised by The Drawing Center, New York, and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying publication were made possible, in part, by members of the Drawing Room, a patron circle founded to support innovative exhibitions at The Drawing Center; and by support to ICI from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Toby D. Lewis Philanthropic Fund, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and ICI’s Board of Trustees, ICI Benefactor Barbara and John Robinson, as well as the ICI Access Fund.
Exhibition open Thurs - Sun 11-6pm /
15th May - 14th June 2014
CLOSING EVENT: Sunday 15th June 5-7pm