NEW YORK TO LONDON AND BACK – The Medium of Contingency
January 18 – February 19, 2011
An exhibition and event collectively organized by Thomas Dane Gallery (London), Miguel Abreu Gallery (New York) and the vanguard independent philosophy and art institute Urbanomic (based in the UK) on the thought of contingency.
Artists in the exhibition include Kristen Alvanson, Hans Bellmer, Liz Deschenes, Thomas Eggerer, Rachel Harrison, Gareth James, Alison Knowles, Sam Lewitt, Scott Lyall, R. H. Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Raha Raissnia, Jimmy Raskin, Blake Rayne, Pamela Rosenkranz, Pieter Schoolwerth, Amy Sillman and Cheyney Thompson.
The event highlights of one of the most significant shifts in philosophical thought and contemporary art practice in the 21st century, that is the thought of contingency in artistic reflection/production and in new philosophies of realism. Artists whose works are exhibited in this show exemplify various engagements with the thought of contingency, a speculative imperative that marks a transition from different forms of artistic experimentation driven by meaning-dominated metaphysics of calculation and chance to alternative rigorous engagements with the reality of contingency and its formidable role not only in art practice and philosophy but also in ecological, political, technological and economic domains.
As part of the event, a discussion between Elie Ayache (market theorist), Reza Negarestani (philosopher), Robin Mackay (philosopher), Matthew Poole (curator), Scott Lyall (artist) and Miguel Abreu (gallerist and art theorist) will be held on Wednesday 19 January, 6-8pm atThomas Dane Gallery located at 11 Duke St., St James's, London SW1Y 6BN. Nearest Tube: Green Park.
The event is free and all are welcome: the event is not ticketed but seating is limited, so do arrive promptly to avoid disappointment!
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