The Aesthetics of Risk

SoCCAS Symposium Vol. III

Jane Blocker, Douglas Crimp, Rachel Greene, Richard Shiff, and John C. Welchman

2008, 416 pages. Published by JRP Ringier, Letzigraben 134, 8047 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 311 27 50,

Edited and introduced by John C. Welchman, this publication is based on the third Southern California Consortium of Art Schools (SoCCAS) symposia, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The anthology collects 16 essays and conversations about the nature and consequences of risk in and out of the art world, beginning with the premise that the modern subject is caught up in an ever-expanding network of predictive and proactive stratagems for the management of risk.