AS IT PLEASES: A CENTURY OF CHANCE AND INDETERMINACY IN ART
Since Marcel Duchamp’s 3 Standard Stoppages, 1913-1914, chance and indeterminacy have played key roles in the development of the avant-garde of the early 20th century, as well as the postwar neo-avantgarde. Today, artists continue to use chance not only as an (anti-)aesthetic strategy, but also as social and political critique. This roundtable will provide a brief historical framework of the use of chance in art followed with a discussion of its relevance in contemporary practice.
Image: Uncertainty Principle, Werner Heisenberg, 1928.