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Chance /

by Iversen, Margaret [editor].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Documents of contemporary art series: Publisher: London : Cambridge, Mass. : Whitechapel Gallery ; MIT Press, 2010Description: 238 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780262513920; 0262513927; 9780854881772; 0854881778.Subject(s): Chance in art | Arts, Modern -- 20th century | Arts, Modern -- 21st century
Contents:
Performance, process, possibility -- Chance, 1944 / Georges Bataille -- Chance imagery, 1957 / George Brecht -- Ellsworth Kelly: colors for a large wall (1951), 2008 / Ann Temkin -- Experimental music, 1958 / John Cage -- Assemblage, environments and happenings, 1966 / Allan Kaprow -- Interview with Susan Hapgood, 1992 / Allan Kaprow -- An anecdoted topography of chance, 1962-68 / Daniel Spoerri, with Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Dieter Roth -- Motor vehicle sundown (event) 1960 / George Brecht -- Theory of film 1960 / Siegfried Kracauer -- The dice throw, 1962 / Gilles Deleuze -- Origins of the Fluxus score: from indeterminacy to 'Do-it-yourself' artwork, 2002 / Anna Dezeuze -- The social turn, 2008 / Branden W. Joseph -- Cage Zen, 2009 / Alexandra Munroe -- The sound of the mind, 2005 / Jacquelynn Baas -- The sculpture of indeterminacy: Alison Knowles' Beans and variations, 2004 / Julia Robinson -- William Anastasi, 2007 / David Frankel -- Interview with Thomas McEvilley, 2005 / William Anastasi -- Interview with Dorothy Seckler, 1965 / Robert Rauschenberg -- Interview with Alain Sayag, 1981 / Robert Rauschenberg -- On chance and Mark Boyle, 1966 / Jasia Reichardt -- Notes on sculpture, part 4, 1969 / Robert Morris -- The logic of the Web, 2001 / Guy Brett -- Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2000 / Cildo Meireles -- Following piece, 1969 / Vito Acconci -- The world viewed, 1971 / Stanley Cavell -- Double or nothing: on the work of Douglas Huebler, 2006 / John Miller -- Interview with Nancy Drew, 2000 / John Baldessari -- Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2000 / Brian Eno -- Dreamachine: interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2002 / Cerith Wyn Evans -- Jirí Kovanda's collisions, 2009 / Kara Kemp-Welch -- Repetitions, retracings, relapses -- Écrits, 1966 / Jacques Lacan -- The unconscious and repetition, 1973 / Jacques Lacan -- The case of Bas Jan Ader, 1999 / Brad Spence -- Statement, 1985 / Gerhard Richter -- Interview with Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, 1986 / Gerhard Richter -- The diagram and the colour chip: Gerhard Richter's 4900 colours, 2008 / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Suite vénitienne, 1980 / Sophie Calle -- Sophie Calle's uncertainty principle, 1993 / Luc Sante -- Interview with Jörg Heiser, 2006 / Fischli & Weiss -- Fischli & Weiss: Equilibres: quiet afternoon (1984-85), 2008 / Claire Bishop -- The variety of din, 2003 / Russell Ferguson -- Two-minute cycle: Huang Yong Ping's Chinese period, 2005 / Fei Dawei -- Statement, 1992 / Paul Auster -- Jorge Macchi: the anatomy of melancholy, 2008 / Gabriel Pérez Barreiro -- Interview with Lisa Tichner, 2003 / Cornelia Parker -- Monkeydoodle: annotating the anti-essay 'After history', 1997 / Sarat Maharaj -- On recent films, 1998 / Gabriel Orozco -- Interview with Guillermo Santamarina, 2004 / Gabriel Orozco -- On Ceal Floyer, 1998 / Michael Archer -- On Mapping the studio I (Fat chance John Cage) (2001), 2002 / Bruce Nauman -- Bruce Nauman: Mapping the studio I (Fat chance John Cage) (2001) 2002 / Lynne Cooke -- Syncope, 2005 / Daniel Birnbaum -- A memorial walk with consequences: Francis Alÿs: The last clown, 2008 / Katharina Vossenkuhl -- Collections, 2000 / Tacita Dean -- Send more cups, 2008 / Tacita Dean -- Substance abuse: the films of Jennifer West, 2008 / Sarah Valdez -- Statement, 2009 / Walead Beshty -- Interview with Nicolas Bourriaud, 2009 / Beshty Walead.
Summary: "The 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."--Jacket.
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Artists surveyed include: Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Francis Alÿs, William Anastasi, John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Mark Boyle, George Brecht, Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Marcel Duchamp, Brian Eno, Fischli & Weiss, Ceal Floyer, Huang Yong Ping, Douglas Huebler, Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Jiri Kovanda, Jorge Macchi, Christian Marclay, Cildo Meireles, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Cornelia Parker, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Daniel Spoerri, Keith Tyson, Jennifer West, Ceryth Wyn Evans, La Monte Young. Writers include: Paul Auster, Jacquelynn Baas, Georges Bataille, Daniel Birnbaum, Claire Bishop, Guy Brett, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Stanley Cavell, Lynne Cooke, Fei Dawei, Gilles Deleuze, Anna Dezeuze, Russell Ferguson, Branden W. Joseph, Siegfried Kracauer, Jacques Lacan, Sarat Maharaj, John Miller, Alexandra Munroe, Gabriel Pérez Barreiro, Jasia Reichardt, Julia Robinson, Sarah Valdez, Katharina Vossenkuhl.-- Publisher's Web site.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-232) and index.

Performance, process, possibility -- Chance, 1944 / Georges Bataille -- Chance imagery, 1957 / George Brecht -- Ellsworth Kelly: colors for a large wall (1951), 2008 / Ann Temkin -- Experimental music, 1958 / John Cage -- Assemblage, environments and happenings, 1966 / Allan Kaprow -- Interview with Susan Hapgood, 1992 / Allan Kaprow -- An anecdoted topography of chance, 1962-68 / Daniel Spoerri, with Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Dieter Roth -- Motor vehicle sundown (event) 1960 / George Brecht -- Theory of film 1960 / Siegfried Kracauer -- The dice throw, 1962 / Gilles Deleuze -- Origins of the Fluxus score: from indeterminacy to 'Do-it-yourself' artwork, 2002 / Anna Dezeuze -- The social turn, 2008 / Branden W. Joseph -- Cage Zen, 2009 / Alexandra Munroe -- The sound of the mind, 2005 / Jacquelynn Baas -- The sculpture of indeterminacy: Alison Knowles' Beans and variations, 2004 / Julia Robinson -- William Anastasi, 2007 / David Frankel -- Interview with Thomas McEvilley, 2005 / William Anastasi -- Interview with Dorothy Seckler, 1965 / Robert Rauschenberg -- Interview with Alain Sayag, 1981 / Robert Rauschenberg -- On chance and Mark Boyle, 1966 / Jasia Reichardt -- Notes on sculpture, part 4, 1969 / Robert Morris -- The logic of the Web, 2001 / Guy Brett -- Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2000 / Cildo Meireles -- Following piece, 1969 / Vito Acconci -- The world viewed, 1971 / Stanley Cavell -- Double or nothing: on the work of Douglas Huebler, 2006 / John Miller -- Interview with Nancy Drew, 2000 / John Baldessari -- Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2000 / Brian Eno -- Dreamachine: interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2002 / Cerith Wyn Evans -- Jirí Kovanda's collisions, 2009 / Kara Kemp-Welch -- Repetitions, retracings, relapses -- Écrits, 1966 / Jacques Lacan -- The unconscious and repetition, 1973 / Jacques Lacan -- The case of Bas Jan Ader, 1999 / Brad Spence -- Statement, 1985 / Gerhard Richter -- Interview with Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, 1986 / Gerhard Richter -- The diagram and the colour chip: Gerhard Richter's 4900 colours, 2008 / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Suite vénitienne, 1980 / Sophie Calle -- Sophie Calle's uncertainty principle, 1993 / Luc Sante -- Interview with Jörg Heiser, 2006 / Fischli & Weiss -- Fischli & Weiss: Equilibres: quiet afternoon (1984-85), 2008 / Claire Bishop -- The variety of din, 2003 / Russell Ferguson -- Two-minute cycle: Huang Yong Ping's Chinese period, 2005 / Fei Dawei -- Statement, 1992 / Paul Auster -- Jorge Macchi: the anatomy of melancholy, 2008 / Gabriel Pérez Barreiro -- Interview with Lisa Tichner, 2003 / Cornelia Parker -- Monkeydoodle: annotating the anti-essay 'After history', 1997 / Sarat Maharaj -- On recent films, 1998 / Gabriel Orozco -- Interview with Guillermo Santamarina, 2004 / Gabriel Orozco -- On Ceal Floyer, 1998 / Michael Archer -- On Mapping the studio I (Fat chance John Cage) (2001), 2002 / Bruce Nauman -- Bruce Nauman: Mapping the studio I (Fat chance John Cage) (2001) 2002 / Lynne Cooke -- Syncope, 2005 / Daniel Birnbaum -- A memorial walk with consequences: Francis Alÿs: The last clown, 2008 / Katharina Vossenkuhl -- Collections, 2000 / Tacita Dean -- Send more cups, 2008 / Tacita Dean -- Substance abuse: the films of Jennifer West, 2008 / Sarah Valdez -- Statement, 2009 / Walead Beshty -- Interview with Nicolas Bourriaud, 2009 / Beshty Walead.

"The 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."--Jacket.

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