An Act of Showing
Rethinking artist-run initiatives through place
An Act of Showing accompanies and expands upon the eponymous exhibition and roundtable symposium held at Testing Grounds, Melbourne in May 2017. It 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. The book 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.