An Act of Showing: rethinking artist-run initiatives through place accompanies and expands upon the eponymous exhibition and roundtable symposium held at Testing Grounds in Melbourne from 17 – 27 May, 2017 developed as a collaboration between Maria Miranda and Anabelle Lacroix. It was initiated by Maria’s Australian Research Council (ARC) project The Cultural Economy of Artist-run Initiatives in Australia. The book discusses artist-run initiatives in Australia—now well recognised as important spaces to show work, meet other artists and audiences, and to continue engaging in questions around art practice and philosophies of art. An Act of Showing, designed by Elwyn Murray and published by Unlikely Publishing, features newly commissioned essays by Paola Balla, Kirsten Lyttle, and Dominic Redfern, as well as Chris Kraus’s Kelly Lake Store, and creative contributions by ARIs from Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
255 pages, 24.5 x 17.5 cm, softcover, Unlikely Publishing (Melbourne).