Jan De Cock
HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen)
Joao Maria Gusmao
Charline von Heyl
Ronald L. Mallett
Jackson Mac Low
Simon Dybbroe Moller
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Matt Sheridan Smith
Cerith Wyn Evans
FAX is an evolving exhibition that started in New York in 2009, and continues to be reconfigured, expanded, and localized as it is presented in venues worldwide. FAX invites artists, architects, designers, scientists, and filmmakers to think of the fax machine as a drawing tool, resulting in an exhibition concerned with ideas of reproduction, obsolescence, distribution, and mediation. The first iteration of the exhibition featured a core of works by nearly 100 artists, including seminal examples of early telecommunications art.
Curated by João Ribas; co-organized with The Drawing Center, New York
FAX is an evolving exhibition that started in new york in 2009, and continues to be reconfigured, expanded, and localized as it is presented—often simultaneously—in venues worldwide. FAX invites artists, architects, designers, scientists, and filmmakers to think of the fax machine as a drawing tool, resulting in an exhibition concerned with ideas of reproduction, obsolescence, distribution, and mediation. Through the infinitely reproducible, yet erratic outcomes of producing works via the fax machine, this show displaces traditional notions of the hand that are still commonly associated with the medium of drawing, and instead foregrounds drawing as a generative process.
The first iteration of the exhibition featured a core of works by nearly 100 artists, including seminal examples of early telecommunications art. With every new incarnation, the hosting institutions are encouraged to invite additional artists to submit works, which are then permanently added to the show. New participants submit faxes throughout the duration of the presentation using a specially designed cover sheet by Dexter Sinister. Visitors view the collection of faxes on the walls or flip through archival binders to see over 500 pages of works.
Julieta Aranda, John Armleder, Roy Ascott, Tauba Auerbach, Fia Backström, 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, HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen), Morgan Fisher, Claire Fontaine, Yona Friedman, Aurélien Froment, Ryan Gander, Wineke Gartz, Liam Gillick, Marisa González, Dan Graham, Joseph Grigely, João Maria Gusmão & 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 Møller, 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, and more.
Image: Matt Sheridan Smith, Untitled, 2009.
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Opening August 26, 2011
1050 Worlds Fair Park Drive - Knoxville
open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am–5pm
Friday 10am–8pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm.
Admission and parking are free