Instigating Accidents: Chance as Strategy and Aesthetic (Panel + Reception)

What: Instigating Accidents: Chance as Strategy and Aesthetic (Panel discussion + reception)

When: February 17, 6pm (Reception to follow in the gallery)

Where: Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 S Wabash, 2nd Fl

Playful and provocative, the deliberate use of chance as strategy and aesthetic has a crucial role in the history of visual art and literary practices. This panel brings together a curator, artist, poet and art historian to discuss historic and contemporary uses of randomness.

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Marcel Duchamp, Hat Rack (1964; 4th version of 1917 original). Wood, 8/8, 9 7/16 x 17 5/16 x 13″.

Indiana University Art Museum: Partial gift of Mrs. William H. Conroy

Panelists

Meredith Malone (Associate Curator, Kemper Art Museum) will address her 2009 exhibition Chance Aesthetics, which brought together work by over 40 artists including Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, George Brecht and Ellsworth Kelly; poet Judith Goldman will discuss the use of chance in her practice; artist Robin Price will examine her own use of chance in artist’s books such as 43, currently on view in her solo exhibition Counting on Chance currently on view at the Center for Book and Paper Arts. Simon Anderson (Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) will moderate.

This panel is organized in coordination with Counting on Chance: 25 Years of Artist’s Books by Robin Price, Publisher, currently on view at the Center for Book and Paper Arts.

Free and open to the public.