City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum


August 26-November 6, 2011

This exhibition includes faxes by nearly 100 artists sent to the initial showing of FAX at The Drawing Center, NY, along with seminal examples of early telecommunications art. The KMA is inviting additional artists to submit works through a working fax line in the gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition. All of the transmitted pages will be archived or displayed together with the active fax machine, which may produce new faxes from invited artists at any moment. The result- an ongoing cumulative project – is a show concerned with ideas of reproduction, obsolescence, distribution, and mediation.

FAX is a traveling exhibition co-organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and circulated by ICI. The guest curator is João Ribas. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue were made possible, in part, by members of the Drawing Room, a patron circle founded to support innovative exhibitions in The Drawing Center’s project gallery; and by support to ICI from The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and ICI Benefactor members Agnes Gund, Gerrit and Sydie Lansing, and Barbara and John Robinson.

Follow FAX as it continues to travel around the world:

  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • August 26, 2011 - November 6, 2011

  • South London Gallery
  • London, UK
  • September 22, 2011 - November 27, 2011

  • DeVos Art Museum
  • Marquette, Michigan
  • January 13, 2012 - February 24, 2012

  • Salt Lake Art Center
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • March 12, 2012 - June 16, 2012

  • San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
  • San Francisco, California
  • May 4, 2012 - July 22, 2012

Media support for this exhibition is provided by: