Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
This essay suggests a reading of Harold Rosenberg’s “American Action Painters” and John Cage’s “Experimental Music”, texts in which notions of chance and risk are mobilized to account for artistic production; I argue that this rhetoric mischaracterizes the relation between artist and material, confusing the labor involved in taking chances.
Perkins, Russell A., "Professional Risk" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.
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