Jeremy Millar

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Every Day is a Good Day
2010

Touring exhibition conceived for Hayward Touring and organised in collaboration with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the John Cage Trust.

'Every Day is a Good Day' is an exhibition of the visual art of the American composer, writer, and artist John Cage; it was conceived for Hayward Touring at the invitation of Roger Malbert, and organised in collaboration with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the John Cage Trust.

The exhibition is the largest-ever exhibition devoted to Cage's drawings, paintings, and prints, although it was not conceived in the traditional monographic form. As Cage often used chance operations in the creation of his art works, as he did in his musical compositions, this exhibition was organised similarly. Each venue was invited to set certain parameters with regards to how many works they would like to exhibit, for example, and a random number generator then determined this figure; it was then used to determine which of the collected works would be shown, and  their placement within the gallery, also. As such, the processes at play in the creation of the works (and visible within them) were used to determine the display of them also, and so were visible in the gallery at large, too.

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