PACE University, Peter Fingesten Gallery | 1 Pace Plaza
Curated by Emmy Mikelson
Charlotte Becket, Andy Cross, Sarah Bednareck, Michelle Hailey, Yael Hameiri, Linda Herritt, Rachel Higgins, Darren Jones, Sara Jones, Tom Kotik, Julie Langsam, David Lukowski, Christian Maychack, Pat McElnea, Dominic Nurre, Scott Penkava, Sarada Rauch, Carlos Rigau, Roger Sayre, Jennifer Schwarting, Anthony Titus, Ruslan Trusewych, Danny Wills
Oblique Strategies is a set of cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first published in 1975. Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark, which is meant to be used as a catalyst for generating or resolving work.
Artists were invited to make new works, or alter old works, by responding to a randomly assigned phrase taken from the deck of cards. The show considers the structuring of dilemmas as a tool of production and the many approaches it can generate: literal, metaphoric, ironic, critical, humorous, etc.