The closing reception includes a curatorial walk-through as well as a panel discussion featuring individuals who have been influenced by Cage’s work. Moderated by international curator and critic Jeff Kelley, the panel includes Kathleen Burch, founding member of the Center for the Book, Marks Lam, president of the I-Ching Science and Culture Association, and artists Jim Melchert, David Middlebrook, and Tom Marioni.
SOMArts Cultural Center will present a centennial birthday celebration of art icon John Cage, December 17 through January 26, 2011. Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance, curated by Justin Hoover and Hanna Regev, provides a multimedia and multidimensional look at a vast array of fine art practices investigating the implications of chance operation in the arts across cultural beliefs, values and practices.
New works and site-specific installations created by 29 Bay Area artists hinge upon human interaction, explore varying levels of control in production, and experiment with structured randomness. Get Lucky includes works which conflate Wiccan-based Tarot practice and corporate culture, I-Ching with installation art, and the aesthetics of Zen pottery with Western abstract painting.