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Chance (Documents of Contemporary Art)

Chance (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Library Shelf Location 05.IVER
Publication Date Mar 2010
Description he chance situation or random event—whether as a strategy or as a subject of investigation—has been central to many artists' practices across a multiplicity of forms, including expressionism, automatism, the readymade, collage, surrealist and conceptual photography, fluxus event scores, film, audio and video, performance, and participatory artworks. But why—a century after Dada and Surrealism's first systematic enquiries—does chance remain a key strategy in artists' investigations into the contemporary world? The writings in this anthology examine the gap between intention and outcome, showing it to be crucial to the meaning of chance in art. The book provides a new critical context for chance procedures in art since 1900 and aims to answer such questions as why artists deliberately set up such a gap in their practice; what new possibilities this suggests; and why the viewer finds the art so engaging.
ISBN 9780262513920
Quantity 1
Pages 240 pp. 6 x 8 1/2
Editor Margaret Iversen
Format Paperback
Publishers MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Related Artists Alison Knowles, Allan Kaprow, Bruce Nauman, Ceal Floyer, Christian Marclay, Cildo Meireles, Cornelia Parker, Douglas Huebler, Francis Alys, Gabriel Orozco, George Brecht, Gerhard Richter, John Cage, Keith Tyson, Marcel Duchamp, Mark Boyle, Robert Morris, Robert Rauschenberg, Sophie Calle, Vito Acconci, Tacita Dean, Bas Jan Ader, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Spoerri, Walead Beshty, Brian Eno, Fischli & Weiss, Jorge Macchi, Jiri Kovanda, La Monte Young, William Anastasi, Huang Yong Ping, Jennifer West, Ceryth Wyn Evans, John Baldessari, Stan Douglas, Yoko Ono
Category Art Theory/Criticism
Keyword Chance
Language English

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