What is the relationship between art, intellect and financial capital? This collection of texts is a product of an exhibition and critical dialog at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, addressing the notion of “contingency” as it has become crucial both in contemporary philosophy and art. Transcriptions of lectures by Reza Nagarestani, Elie Ayache and Matthew Poole discuss the need for artists to abandon notions of autonomy and acknowledge the greater networks to which they belong. The 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.
August 2011 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches
82 pp / 7 b&w
Retail Price: $15.00
Thomas Dane Gallery, London