The Medium of Contingency

Introduction by Robin Mackay; lectures by Reza Negarestani, Elie Ayache and Matthew Poole
Ridinghouse 2011 in association with Urbanomic, Falmouth
£10  |  $22

14.8 × 21 cm  |  5 3/4 × 8 1/3 in
Softback
82 pp, 10 b&w ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 39 5

The notion of ‘contingency’ has become crucial both in contemporary philosophy, and, as the artists in this volume suggest, in art today.


Transcriptions of lectures by Reza Negarestani, Elie Ayache and Matthew Poole discuss the need for artists to abandon notions of autonomy and knowledge the greater networks to which they belong.

 

This publication also includes a group discussion with the exhibition organizer, gallerist Miguel Abreu, and artists Scott Lyall and Sam Lewitt, that explores how a contemporary reading of the notion of ‘contingency’ is relevant to contemporary artists.

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