Marcel Duchamp, Tu m', 1918
(The overall design of Tout-Fait is
based on the above, Duchamp's last painting.)
The publishers of Tout-Fait
strive to make every issue more interesting than the previous one--a
matter, of course, that remains only for you to decide.
Bigger than ever, with more
than 40 first-time contributions, we are glad to announce publications
by Craig Adcock (on Geometry and Duchamp), ecke bonk (on Duerer
and Duchamp), Steven B. Gerrard (On Wittgenstein and Duchamp),
and Francis M. Naumann (on Money and Duchamp).
Thanks to a previously unknown
recording by Richard N. Miller, a transcript of Marcel Duchamp's 1963
lecture on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Armory Show is
now featured in our News-section. Eva Kraus and Valentina Sonzogni
of Vienna's Frederick Kiesler archive discovered the 1945 notes of an
unpublished interview by the architect with Duchamp. Tout-Fait's
Collections publishes their annotated typographic version of the
handwritten notes, shedding new light on Duchamp's work at the Bibliothèque
Sainte-Geneviève, the1912 Jura-Paris road trip as well as his
fascination with Max Stirner.
In News, Jean Clair's thoughts
on Duchamp's Femalic Molds are finally translated into English
while in Articles, Michael Betancourt tackles Precision Optics
and William Anastasi goes all out with James Joyce and Marcel Duchamp.
Interviews reports on Duchamp's all too rarely examined influence in
formerly communist Eastern Europe and China when Kornelia Röder
sits down with Russian mail-artist Serge Segay and Ya-Ling Chen engages
in a discussion with shooting star Huang Yong Ping.
We would also like to congratulate
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster on winning the second Prix Marcel Duchamp
in 2002. An exhibition of this internationally renown artist could be
seen between October 25th - December 6th at the Centre Georges Pompidou.
Regarding an altogether different matter Tout-Fait is saddened
that Surrealism's founding father André Breton's belongings (thousands
of artworks, manuscsripts and photographs) are to be auctioned off between
April 7th-17th in Paris this year. It is inconceivable that no institution
or government intervention prevented these precious materials from being
scattered all over the world.
Sadly, since Tout-Fait's
previous number was published in January 2002, two great Surrealists
and admirers of Duchamp have passed away. The artist-poet-publisher
Charles Henri Ford died in New York at the age of 94 (we honor his memory
in this issue's Music-section with a contribution by Chris Rael).
And in Rome, the Chilean-born Surrealist painter Roberto Matta Echaurren
passed away at the age of 91 (see his and Katherine Dreier's 1944 study
of Duchamp's Large Glass in Tout-Fait # 4's Collection-section).
Last year - and continuing into 2003 - many books on Duchamp continue
to be published and reprinted. The following can only be a shortlist
of the most important ones:
Françoise Le Penven,
"L'Art d'écrire de Marcel Duchamp: A propos de ses notes
manuscrites" (Nîmes: Jacqueline Chambon, 2003); Marc Décimo
: La Bibliothèque de Marcel Duchamp, peut-être"
(Dijon: Presses du Réel/Collection Relectures, 2002); Karl Gerstner,
"Tu m'. Rätsel über Rätsel" (Ostfildern: Hatje
Cantz, 2003); Alice Goldfarb Marquis, "Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor
Stripped Bare: A Biography" (Boston: MFA, 2002 ); W. Bowdoin
Davis, Jr., "Duchamp: Domestic Patterns, Covers, and Threads"
(New York: Midmarch Arts, 2002); Joseph Masheck, (ed.), "Marcel
Duchamp in Perspective" (New York: DaCapo, 2002 ); Paul B.
Franklin and Fabrice Lefaix (eds.), "Étant Donné
No. 4" (Paris: Association pour l'Étude de Marcel Duchamp,
2002); Jacques Dupin and Jean Suquet, "Marcel Duchamp/Joan Miró:
Demande d'emploi" (Paris: L' Échoppe, 2002); Gerhard Graulich
and Kornelia von Berswordt Wallrabe (eds.), "Marcel Duchamp"
(Ostfildern: Cantz, 2003); Ina Busch and Klaus D. Pohl (eds.), "Reihe
XX. Jahrhundert / 2: Marcel Duchamp" (Darmstadt: Hessisches Landesmuseum
Darmstadt, 2003); Museum Jean Tinguely Basel (ed.), "Marcel Duchamp"
(Ostfildern: Cantz, 2002 [exh.-cat., English and German versions]);
Debra Bricker Balken and Jay Bochner, "Debating American Modernism:
Stieglitz, Duchamp, and the New York Avant-Garde" (New York: DAP,
Also this year, London's
Tate Gallery and Vienna's University of Applied Arts are devoting one-day
conferences to the study of Marcel Duchamp (see info for both events
in our News-section)
We are proud to announce
that Tout-Fait is now recommended both by the New York Times
and the BBC. In addition, our journal was favorably reviewed
by MIT's Leonardo magazine and is the official website on the
an-artist featured by the Internet Public Library (University of Michigan).
Throughout the world, universities, museums and other institutions continue
to establish links to Tout-Fait. Thanks to the interest of our
readers (we're now approaching 200,000 hits) as well as to the continued
feed-back we are always happy to receive, Tout-Fait remains committed
to presenting you engaging articles on Marcel Duchamp and beyond. Not-for-profit,
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