As a result of a period of research during ICI’s residency at the South London Gallery (SLG) early this Fall, two ICI exhibitions—FAX and Project 35—were presented alongside a reading room that included issues of ICI’s international journal, DISPATCH, as well as the Martha Wilson Sourcebook. These projects highlight how the organization creates a truly global perspective on what curators and artists are thinking, researching, and producing today.
At the SLG, Project 35 was presented in 4 installments, with 8 or 9 new videos screened every two weeks throughout the duration of the exhibition. More information about Project 35 at SLG is available here.
This exhibition at the SLG also marked the first time FAX has been presented in the U.K. and on this occasion three curators (David Ayala Alfonso, Oyinda Fakeye, and Zane Onckule) collaborated on the project, each inviting up to 20 artists to fax in an artwork at any time during the run of the show.
Based in Bogota, Columbia, David Ayala Alfonso is the curator for Project For Empty Space: Bogota, and Chief Editor for magazine, as well as a collaborator with the Group 0,29. Oyinda Fakeye is an independent curator and the co-director/founder of The Video Art Network (VAN) in Lagos, Nigeria. Zane Onckule is an independent curator and writer, as well as the director of KIM? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Latvia.
FAX was also taking place at the Knoxville Museum of Art this Autumn, where ten artists from East Tennessee were invited to participate. To explore the potential of simultaneous exhibitions, SLG developed a collaborative exchange with this U.S institution. More information about FAX at SLG is available here.
For images of the collaboration with South London Gallery, please continue here.
For more information on this residency and presentation, please visit the South London Gallery website here.