Courtauld Institute of Art Opens "One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy" in Venice

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LONDON.- This major international exhibition features monumental new works by four of the most exciting and renowned artists working today: Alexander Ponomarev (Russia), Hans Op de Beeck (Belgium), Adrian Ghenie (Romania) and Ryoichi Kurokawa (Japan). One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy is an Official Collateral Project of the 54th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art – the world’s oldest and most prestigious art festival – and is on view at the Arsenale Novissimo from 3 June to 27 November 2011. The exhibition is organised by the AVC Charity Foundation (London) with the academic support of The Courtauld Institute of Art. Entropy! A key term characterising the movement towards chaos – in physics, probability theory, sociology and information technology. The entropic end-state is nothing less than uniform oblivion, which