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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES: The Value of Coincidence


30 August 2014 1:00 pm - 30 August 2014 4:00 pm
James Hugonin, Binary Rhythm IV, 2013, Detail

A two-part event to celebrate the closing weekend of the exhibition Chance Finds Us.

This will begin with a talk by Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at Cambridge University, in which he will explore the substance of chance, coincidence and determinable patterns in the world at large. How does randomness come into our lives and how can we better understand it?

The talk will be followed by a conversation introduced and chaired by writer and art historian Chris Yetton about order, process and chance in art, explored through the work of artists exhibiting in Chance Finds Us. Peter J. Evans, James Hugonin and Anne Vibeke Mou will each introduce talking points connected to their individual practices and the wider discussion.

Refreshments will be served.

FREE, booking required via eventbrite

Further information:

Chance Finds Us is an artist-led project involving a group of eight visual artists based in the North East of England. The artists that constitute the group are, Sarah Bray, Alex Charrington, Rachael Clewlow, Peter J. Evans, James Hugonin, Nick Kennedy, Anne Vibeke Mou and Richard Rigg. Anne Vibeke Mou and Nick Kennedy initiated the project in 2010, identifying a number of strong intellectual and aesthetic commonalities among a group of artists in the region, all working independently with systematic processes and engaging with elements of chance and randomness. The works on display in the exhibition reflect the often time consuming, ritualistic approach to making that many of these artists have adopted and demonstrate a collective strategy to create beauty through limitation.

The exhibition has been co-curated by Anne Vibeke Mou, Nick Kennedy and mima. A publication that accompanies the exhibition, which includes essays by Ian Hunt and Iris Aspinall Priest is available also now available in mima shop priced at £10.


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