Author(s): Margaret Iversen
Why chance remains a key strategy in artists' investigations into the contemporary world.
"Chance remains a vital process of artistic production in contemporary art. In this anthology, Margaret Iversen has assembled a rich array of interviews, excerpts, essays, and statements to illuminate the artistic uses of chance in various media in recent decades. The book promises every reader of its pages an ample supply of lucky encounters and will doubtless serve as an important catalyst for further inquiry." --Robin Kelsey, Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography, Harvard University "This collection of texts by artists, critics, and theorists brilliantly demonstrates the role played by chance in modern and recent art--not only as saboteur-of-choice of all preconceived aesthetic ideas but also as a vital means to re-imagine new aesthetic possibilities." --Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art, University College London
Margaret Iversen is Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. Her books include Alois Riegl: Art History and Theory and Beyond Pleasure: Freud, Lacan, Barthes.