a throw of the dice will never abolish chance
Summer Residency Programs at the School of Visual Arts presents “a throw of the dice will never abolish chance,” an exhibition of multidisciplinary works by 10 artists from the Residency Alumni Network at SVA. Curated by visual artist and Summer Residency faculty member Andrea Champlin, the exhibition will be on view from Thursday, June 10, through Wednesday, July 7, at the SVA Flatiron Project Space, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City, which can be seen from the sidewalk.
“a throw of the dice will never abolish chance” is an exhibition of work created within the last year by a multidisciplinary group of artists based in Austria, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay. The artists are alumni of The Artist Residency Project at SVA, the college’s first online residency program. The group has been meeting weekly for discussion, critique and mutual support as a part of the Residency Alumni Network, the online network designed to connect alumni from across all of the college’s Summer Residency Programs.
Taking its name from the enigmatic poem by 19th-century French symbolist Stéphane Mallarmé, this exhibition reflects on the dynamic of chance encounters and the interrelationships that emerge when artists convene from around the world during a time of global turmoil and unprecedented online connection.
Much like the spaces in the Mallarmé poem, the geographical spaces between the artists and commingling of ideas have activated the whole of the group. By coming together in the space of the gallery, these gaps are momentarily bridged, and the participants exist, for a time, in a shared physical context via their work.