Yorgos Lazongas’s Randomness as Method, a new publication by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, is a reflective autobiography in which the artist talks about the nature of his work and his approach to art. The book will be presented on March 29th at 18:30. Representative works from the publication will be exhibited on the ground floor of the Museum until April 29, 2018.
Katerina Koskina, Director of EMST, will be joined by author Vassilis Vassilikos, Panos Charalambous, Rector of the Athens School of Fine Arts, and Giorgos Xiropaidis, Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Athens School of Fine Arts to talk about the book.
Randomness as Method is an autobiography in essay form that chronicles the journey the artist has made in pursuit of his art over the course of 48 years of uninterrupted work and creative investigation. It records his thoughts on the end of modernism, utopia and art movements, the depletion of innovation, the persistence of folk elements, and the importance of the Unspoken (Alekton). He recalls disputes over the abstract and the abstractive, the consequences of introversion, and his own venture into conceptual art.
The texts draw upon journal entries and lecture notes for the painting classes he taught at the School of Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Athens School of Fine Arts, but also from personal experience.