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    FAX: A Gallery Talk by João Ribas

    Presented by at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    March 9, 2011


    FAX: A Gallery Talk by João Ribas

    FAX: A Gallery Talk by João Ribas

    Ribas will discuss the project’s inception, its historical and conceptual context, the interdisciplinary aspect of many of the contributions, and discuss some of the works in the exhibition. Ribas is curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and organizer of the original exhibition of FAX at the Drawing Center in New York.

    FAX invites a multigenerational group of artists, architects, designers, scientists, filmmakers and writers to reconceive of the fax machine as a thinking and drawing tool. Participants transmit their fax-based work via the venues' working fax lines through the duration of the exhibition's tour. FAX was conceived by João Ribas, who curated its initial exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York. Faxes by nearly 100 participants were sent to the Drawing Center and these works form the core of the traveling exhibition. Each institution invites additional participants to submit works, which will then be archived with The Drawing Center's collection to create an evolving document of all participants. The accumulation of information-received in real time, in the exhibition space-includes drawings and texts, and the inevitable junk faxes and errors of transmission, creating an ongoing cumulative project.

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