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05 Feb 2010

Para/Site Art Space presents: FAX & Move On Asia

FAX & Move On Asia
Para/Site Art Space


Opening: (Friday) 5 February 2010, 7pm Exhibition: 6 February – 1 April 2010 Venue: Para/Site Art Space, G/F, 4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


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Para/Site Art Space
G/F, 4 Po Yan Street
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

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Para/Site Art Space is honored to present two exhibitions in its Hong Kong Venue: FAX and Move on Asia. These exhibitions are the result of collaborations between Para/Site Art Space and iCI/The Drawing Center (New York) and LOOP Alternative Space (Seoul).

Curator: João Ribas
Curator in Hong Kong: Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya
Organized by: iCI (Independent Curators International), New York and
The Drawing Center, New York in collaboration with Para/Site Art Space

FAX is a traveling exhibition co-organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and iCI (Independent Curators International), New York, and circulated by iCI. The guest curator is João Ribas.

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.

Faxes by nearly 100 artists sent to the initial showing of FAX at The Drawing Center will form the core of the exhibition, including seminal examples of early telecommunications art. Each institution on the tour will invite up to twenty additional artists to submit works, which will be presented at all successive venues. These works may be transmitted to each participating institution's working fax line throughout the duration of the exhibition. The active accumulation of information—received in real time, in the exhibition space—will include drawings and texts, and even the inevitable junk faxes from telemarketers and local businesses as well. All 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. 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. The 18 artists added to the Hong Kong touring are: Nadim Abbas, Huang Xiaopeng, Rem Koolhaas , Lam Hoi Sin, MAP Office, Sanna Marander, Erkka Nissinen, Prachya Phinthong, The Propeller Group, Qiu Anxiong, Pedro Reyes, Rich Streitmatter-Tran, Nestor Torrens , Wan Qingli, Adrian Wong, Doris Wong, Magdalen Wong , Morgan Wong Wing-Fat.

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.

Move on Asia
Move on Asia: The End of Video Art
Main curator: Jinsuk SUH (Director of Alternative Space LOOP in Korea)
Organized by: Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul) in collaboration with Para/Site Art Space

Move on Asia is one of Korea's leading videoart initiatives. It started 2004 in Seoul, arranged by Asian curator networks. Each year, the Asian curator networks nominate experimental artists and opens single channel video exhibition. The selection includes artists from Korea, Japan, China, Australia and Southeast Asia.

Hong Kong joined this last edition for the first time in 2009, with the participation of Para/Site Art Space in the programme. Representing Hong Kong are local artist Hung Keung and curator Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya.

The exhibition gathers some of the most exciting videoart from Asia, under a new theme every year. In 2009 the general theme confronts us the idea of the end of Video Art and the appropriation of genres that are connected to the filmic and documentary fields. Have the boundaries of video art vanished? What is left from the changes that videoart has undergone over the last decade? The exhibition includes 19 curators and almost 30 artists from the region.

For more information, please contact Dominique Chiu at +852 2517-4620 or