Craig Adcock received
his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is a professor of 19th- and 20th-century
art history at the University of Iowa. Recent publications include Judy
Ledgerwood: Cold Days (Renaissance Society, University of Chicago,
1999); "Marcel Duchamp," in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford
University Press, 1998); James Rosenquist, The Big Paintings: Thirty
Years, Leo Castelli (Rizzoli, 1994); "Marcel Duchamp's Gap Music:
Operations in the Space between Art and Noise," in Wireless Imagination,
ed. Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead (M.I.T. Press, 1992); "Duchamp's
Way: Twisting Our Memory of the Past 'for the Fun of It,'" in The
Definitively Unfinished Marcel Duchamp, ed. Thierry de Duve (M.I.T.
Press, 1991); James Turrell: The Art of Light and Space (University
of California Press, 1990).
William Anastasi taught
painting at New York's School of Visual Arts from 1971-1986. From 1984
to the present he has been co-artistic advisor of the Merce Cunningham
Dance Company, New York City. He has held one-man shows of his artwork
throughout the world since 1966. He has written and published on Alfred
Jarry and James Joyce.
André Gervais is a
poet, essayist and professor of literature at the University of Québec
Stephen Jay Gould
is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology
at Harvard University and Curator for Invertebrate Paleontology at the
university's Museum of Comparative Zoology. He also serves as the Vincent
Astor Visiting Professor of Biology at New York University.
Thomas Girst is research manager at the not-for-profit Art Science
Research Laboratory, NY, and co-publisher of the Berlin-based Die
Aussenseite des Elementes, a semi-annual compilation of contemporary
international art and literature. He occasionally writes fiction and
is the editor-in-chief of this online journal. His articles have appeared
in numerous newspapers and magazines in the US, Canada and Germany.
Art History, American and German Studies at Hamburg University and NYU.
Francis M. Naumann
is an independent scholar and curator, specializing in the art of the
Dada and Surrealist periods. He is author of numerous articles and exhibition
catalogues, including New York Dada 1915-25 (Harry N. Abrams,
1994), considered to be the definitive history of the movement, and
a monograph on the French artist, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Ludion Press, Ghent,
1999). He has organized numerous exhibitions, including "Making
Mischief: Dada Invades New York" for the Whitney Museum of American
Art (1996-97), and "Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute" for
the American Craft Museum in New York (1997). He is currently preparing
a monograph on the American painter Wallace Putnam (1899-1989).
Timothy Phillips received
a general education from Upper Canada College and the University of
Toronto, Canada. He received his art education at the Slade School (University
of London), the Byam Sha School (London), the Grande Chaumière (Paris),
and the Academy Simi (Florence). He has studied under Salvador Dali,
Pietro Annigoni and Augustus John. He has had showings in London, Paris
and New York; collections in Spain, Germany, the UK, the US and Canada;
and commissions from the Commissioner of Mauritius (to the Republic
of South Africa), the late Maxime Series, and numerous clients in Canada
and the UK.
Donald Shambroom is
a writer and artist. He studied philosophy and painting at Yale University.
Since 1968, when he read Calvin Tomkin's The World of Marcel Duchamp
during a high school physics class, he has been inspired and encouraged
to paint by Duchamp's decision to give it up. His work has been acquired
by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine
Arts in Boston. A recent series of paintings, "The Juggler of Gravity,"
depicts a figure based on himself who is flying, falling or suspended
Rhonda Roland Shearer,
an associate of the Harvard Department of Psychology and a visiting
scholar in New York University's physics department, is a New York-based
artist who directs the not-for-profit Art Science Research Laboratory,
Jean Suquet has published
seven books on Duchamp. He is one of the foremost scholars on Duchamp
and was a close friend of Duchamp's for the last twenty years of Duchamp's
life. He has been closely connected with the Surrealists since 1948.