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.
Elliott Barowitz is an artist living in New York. He has shown his work
internationally, most recently in Belgium. His entry in A Dictionary
of the Avant-Garde states: "Essentially a political artist, Barowitz
frequently incorporates not reproductions but reproductions of reproductions
(and sometimes later-generation copies) along with texts often drawn
from newspapers ... One result is the exploitation of visual technologies
unavailable before, now at the service of truly contemporary commentary."
He has made several works indicating the relationships between Man Ray
and Marcel Duchamp. Barowitz was the executive editor of a newsprint
journal called successively Art&Artists and Artworkers News.
Donald Kuspit was a frequent contributor to the journal in the 1970's.
In addition, Barowitz is Professor of Visual Studies at Drexel University
Dove Bradshaw's work is represented in the permanent collections of
numerous major museums both here and in Europe. In addition to exhibitions
spanning the States, she has given shows in Korea, Japan and Europe.
Bradshaw is widely known as a pioneer of indeterminacy in sculpture,
painting, performance art and film. She lives and works in New York
City, where she was born.
Born 1957 in Bonn, Germany, studied history of art and philosophy; 1984
co-founder of the Videonale Bonn, international festival for video art;
1988 curator of the exhibition "Übrigens sterben immer die anderen,
Marcel Duchamp und die Avantgarde seit 1950" Museum Ludwig, Cologne;
1991 - 1993 curator of the video department at ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst
und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe; since 1993 professor for history of
art and media theory at the HGB, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst
Leipzig; 1994 director of the Medienbiennale Leipzig "Minima Media."
His many publications include "Video heute - Kunst oder was sonst?",
special issue of Kunstforum, vol. 98, Jan. 1989; "Fluxus - ein
Nachruf zu Lebzeiten", special issue of Kunstforum, vol. 115,
Sept. 1991; ed.: "Minma Media, Medienbiennale Leipzig", Leipzig/Oberhausen
1995 (German/English); with Rudolf Frieling: "Medien Kunst Aktion /
media art action", book/CD-ROM, Springer Verlag Wien / New York 1997
(German/English); with Rudolf Frieling: "Medien Kunst Interaktion /
media art interaction", book/CD-ROM, Springer Verlag Wien / New York
Hans de Wolf
Living in Berlin, Hans de Wolf is an art historian at the Free University
of Brussels (VUB), Belgium, and is currently in Berlin completing a
doctoral thesis on Marcel Duchamp. He is establishing the degree to
which Duchampian concepts are related to a certain French literary tradition
(in particular to Mallarmé). Mr. de Wolf is working in collaboration
with the Neue National Galerie in Hamburger Bahnhof.
Charles Henri Ford
Charles Henri Ford (b. 1913 in Mississippi) is an artist poet and photographer
in the Surrealist vein. He edited such avant-garde magazines as Blues
and View, promoting artists like Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Marcel
Duchamp and the Surrealist leader André Breton. Together with Parker
Tyler he authored the omnisexual novel The Young and the Evil,
published in Paris in 1933 and banned in the United States and England
for fifty years. His ambitious work as a writer and editor brought him
in close contact with authors like Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams,
Wallace Stevens, Jean Cocteau and especially Djuna Barnes, for whom
he typed up Nightwood in Morocco while visiting Paul and Jane
Bowles. Ford became an early supporter of Pop Art and a crucial influence
on Andy Warhol and his circle. Active as ever, he has recently shown
his poster designs at the Ubu Gallery, New York and is preparing
a publication of his latest collection of haikus.
Bonnie Garner is a trained psychoanalyst living in New Jersey
Steven B. Gerrard
Steven B. Gerrard is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate
Dean of the Faculty at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachuetts.
Two of his publications are "A Philosophy of Mathematics between Two
Camps," in H. Sluga and D. Stern, eds., The Cambridge Companion to
Wittgenstein, Cambridge University Press, 1996 and "How Old Are
These Bones? Putnam, Wittgenstein and Verification," Proceedings
of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume LXXIII (1999).
In his childhood he was Junior Chess Champion of West Virginia several
André Gervais is a
poet, essayist and professor of literature at the University of Québec
Madeline Gins holds a radical degree in poetry from the unrelenting
universe. Mostly her poetry doesn't look like poetry at all; occasionally,
as in this instance, it straightens its tie or straightens up and flies
wrong. Having begun in the early 1960's to use art to investigate the
tendencies in human behavior that are constitutive of thought, Gins,
together with her uncompromisingly radical partner, the twenty-ninth
century artist Arakawa, can be counted a pioneer of cognitive science
but with the inquiry originating from the artist's end of things.
In 1997, the Guggenheim Museum Soho mounted a show of their combined
work, both The Mechanism of Meaning, the research project that
is the forerunner of cognitive science and contemporary autopoiesis
alike, and the architectural projects which grew out of the early research;
this exhibition, titled Reversible Destiny, won the College
Art Association's Exhibition of the Year award for that year.
Thomas Girst is research manager at the not-for-profit Art Science Research
Laboratory, New York, 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 U.S., Canada and Germany. He studies Art History,
American and German Studies at Hamburg University and NYU.
Stephen Jay Gould
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.
Mark Jones is an artist and lecturer. His paintings have been exhibited
widely in the UK. Currently, he is working on a series of paintings
that explore, through a Duchampian perspective, the relationship between
the spectator and antiquity. He has been a program leader at Oldham
College, teaching drawing, painting and sculpture, and a visiting lecturer
at the University of Huddersfield, Manchester Metropolitan University
and Dewsbury College. He is now undertaking research into Duchamp's
manipulation of perspective for an MPhil/PhD degree at Manchester Metropolitan
Jake Kennedy will start his PhD in English at McMaster University (Hamilton,
Ontario) in September 2000. His dissertation will concern Marcel Duchamp
and literary modernism.
Robert Lebel was born in Paris in 1901. He was a writer, art expert
and close friend of Marcel Duchamp, who he met in 1936. His Sur Marcel
Duchamp, the first comprehensive monograph on Duchamp and his work,
was first published in 1959. Lebel died in 1986.
Sylvère Lotringer is Professor of French Literature and Philosophy at
Columbia University and the editor of Semiotext(e). He is widely
credited for having introduced French Theory in America. He has published
Overexposed (Pantheon, 1988) Antonin Artaud (Scribner's
and Sons, 1990), two dialogues with Paul Virilio , "Pure War" (Semiotext(e)),
1984) and "Forget Baudrillard" (Semiotext(e)), 1987. He has written
extensively on linguistics, literature, anthropology, art and philosophy,
as well as catalogue essays for the MoMA and Guggenheim Museums. He
is the editor of the forthcoming French Theory in America (Routledge,
American sculptor James Metcalf has exhibited in Paris, London, New
York and Mexico City in major galleries. He attended the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts and The London Central School of Arts and Crafts.
Awarded a fellowship to study ancient Mediterranean metallurgy, he lived
in Deya, Majorca, where he collaborated with the poet Robert Graves
on Adam's Rib. From l956-l967, he worked in Paris in a studio
opposite Brancusi's at Impass Ronsin. After a major retrospective at
Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Metcalf investigated the surviving copper
technique of Santa Clara del Cobre in the mountains of Michoacan and
taught the smiths how to make vases with a special thick edge called
El Borde Greuso. In 1973, Metcalf, with the Mexican sculptor
Ana Pellicer, founded The Adolfo Best Maugard School of Arts and Crafts
in Santa Clara del Cobre.
Hector Obalk, French
scholar, is publishing three volumes of a new genetic transcription
of the Notes of Marcel Duchamp for the Centre Georges Pompidou.
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.
Dada Archive at the University of Iowa Libraries.
Dennis Summers holds degrees in fine arts and chemistry. He nationally
exhibits large-scale installation/performance art, and works as a 3D
animator in order to earn a living. He is also an associate professor
in the Animation and Digital Media Department of The Center for Creative
Studies in Detroit, MI. For more information visit http://www.quantumdanceworks.com.
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.
Olav Velthuis studied
art history and economics at the University of Amsterdam. Currently,
he is Research Associate in the Department of Art & Culture, Erasmus
University Rotterdam, where he is writing a PhD dissertation on the
market for contemporary art in Amsterdam and New York. He teaches cultural
economics in the same department and art history at the Rotterdam College
for Economic Studies. He is also a freelance art critic and consultant
for cultural institutions. Velthuis wrote his article "Duchamp's Financial
Documents" (which appears in Issue 2) originally as a Visiting Scholar
at Princeton University for an art history seminar on modernism (taught
by professor Hal Foster).
Born in 1943, Thomas Zaunschirm is a professor of art history at the
University of Essen, Germany. Living in Essen and Vienna, he is the
author of three books, published in the 1980s, about the works of Duchamp.