• A Problem With No Solution

    • Naumann, Francis    02/01/08

     click to enlargeFigure 1Julien Levy Gallery's ExhibitionAnnouncement for Through the Big Endof the Opera Glass, 1943 In 1943, Marcel Duchamp was asked by the gallery owner Julien Levy to design the announcement for an exhibition to be called “Through the Big End of the Opera Glass.”(1) As the title implies (adapted, as it was, from Lewis Ca

  • Cinq petites choses à propos de L.H.O.O.Q. [French]

    • André Gervais    12/01/07

    1 click to enlarge Figure 1 Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q. Tentant tardivement de préciser quand, en 1919, a été "fait" L.H.O.O.Q., Marcel Duchamp fournira deux dates: au début 1953, dans ses entretiens avec Sidney, Harriet et Carroll Janis, il dira décembre(1) ; en juin 1966, dans ses entretiens avec Pierre Cabanne, octobre(2) . Ceci, autan

  • The Bachelor Stripped Bare by Cabri Geometre, Even

    • Giunti, Roberto    12/01/07

    1.1. The Bride stripped bare by her Bachelors, even The Bride stripped bare by her Bachelors, even commonly known as The Large Glass (or simply The Glass) is the masterwork of Marcel Duchamp, and it is also one of the most representative and influential works of art of the 20th century. Duchamp spent several years completing his project, but the wo

  • Why Duchamp?: The Influence of Marcel Duchamp on Contemporary Architectural Theory and Practice

    • Tigner, Amanda    12/01/05

    click to enlargeFigure 1AntonioSant'Elia, La Città Nuova, Italy, 1914Figure 2Shiro Kuramata,Glass Chair, 1976 Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was a French painter turned conceptual artist, film maker, erotic guru, and chess player. He was, however, never an architect, nor specifically interested in architecture, and yet, he has exerted a tremendous in

  • Case Open and/or Unsolved: Étant donnés, the Black Dahlia Murder, and Marcel Duchamp’s Life of Crime

    • Wallis, Jonathan    12/01/05

    See I have placedbefore you an open door that no one can shut. -Revelation 3:8The successful criminal brain is always superior...-Dr. No I.In The Trial of Gilles de Rais, Georges Bataille writes, “Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and b

  • By the way of Herne Bay (a biographical note)

    • Yang, Shin-Yi    12/01/05

    A dada creation of Teste, not the least chimeric, was to want to preserve art - Ars - purely by eradicating illusions about the artist and the creator" Paul Valéry (For a portrait of Monsieur Teste)   A Provisional Portrait He was courteous, articulate, cultivated. At least, one would imagine so. He practiced understatement, liked humor a

  • Modernist (Im)mobilities: Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Beckett, and the Avant-Garde Bike

    • Kennedy, Jake    12/01/05

    "He rides penny-farthings, tandems, tricycles, racing bikes— and when he dies at the end, he rides on his bike up a sunbeam straight to heaven, where he's greeted by a heavenly chorus of bicycle bells." Dylan Thomas, Me and My Bike Hamm: Go and get two bicycle-wheels. Clov: There are no more bicycle-wheels. Hamm: What have you done with your bic

  • Duchamp’s Gendered Plumbing: A Family Business?

    • Spector, Jack    12/01/05

    click image to enlarge Figure 1 Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, photograph by Alfred Stieglitz from The Blind Man No. 2, 1917 When Duchamp in 1917 labeled a urinal an art work, a sculpture (Fig. 1), he raised questions that have engaged generations of critics, and the work continues to inspire artists.(1) Its designation as a fountain raises other que

  • Identità’ e dissoluzione, per un approccio erotico all’opera d’arte [Italian]

    • Casacchia, Valentina    10/01/05

    Dalla filosofia dell’identità alla dissoluzione nel “puro esistente” [1]    Col nome di “filosofia dell’identità”[2] viene chiamato il sistema filosofico di Schelling, il quale concepisce l’assoluto come fondamento dell’intera realtà. Un “assoluto” che e’ identità di reale e razionale, soggetto e oggetto, spirit

  • Glasswanderers

    • Dür, Julia    05/13/05

    1. "Be your own university”— An introduction It was last June when I decided to go for an interview in the Kunstmuseum (Museum of Art) in Vaduz in Liechtenstein. In my letter of application I mentioned the barriers between different arts as well as the resulting ‘pigeonholing’--to stress the fact that in my mind it is essential to see thos