• Marcel Duchamp –Étant donnés: Det Dekonstruerede Maleri (The Deconstructed Painting) [Danish]

    • Høy, Pia    12/01/00

    Picasso (1881-1973) og Duchamp (1887-1968) var stort set samtidige. De levede begge længe og havde begge en stærk tilknytning til Paris og den europæiske modernisme - og de kaldes begge for "det 20. århundredes kunstner". Alligevel udviklede de sig til at blive næsten kunstneriske modpoler. Duchamps navn er velkendt og højt estimeret indenfor

  • “Macaroni repaired is ready for Thursday….” Marcel Duchamp as Conservator

    • Pohlad, Mark B.    12/01/00

    "...while not as world-shaking as war, [Duchamp's art] certainly has outlived the latter. The survival of inanimate objects, of works of art through great upheavals, is one of my consolations. My justification, if need be." (Man Ray, Self-Portrait,1963) Marcel Duchamp's reputation involves a profound insouciance, and an apparent disregard for his

  • The Bachelors: Pawns in Duchamp’s Great Game

    • Bailey, Bradley    12/01/00

    Many metaphors borrowed from chess have taken their place in the vocabulary of everyday life…. Perhaps the commonest in modern usage is to represent diplomatists, politicians or anybody who is pursuing a large plan without revealing his ultimate intentions, as engaged in a game in which the Pawns are the innocent tools with which the plan is carr

  • Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp and Cage

    • Anastasi, William    05/01/00

    The following essay is appearing for the first time in English. An Italian version appeared in the Catalogue for the 1993 Venice Biennale. The three-part fragmented format was due to my underestimating or misconstruing the publisher's desires regarding length. A little way into Part II of Goethe's Faust, a short, cacophonous scene transpires in

  • The Substantial Ghost: Towards a General Exegesis of Duchamp’s Artful Wordplays

    • Gould, Stephen Jay    05/01/00

    I. Introduction: The Depth of Trifles and the Status of Puns The Duchampian pun that covered each piece of candy at the opening of Bill Copley's 1953 Parisian show might, in its richness and ambiguity of meaning, suggest Churchill's famous description of Soviet Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." (1) Ducha

  • Sending and Receiving

    • Yang, Shin-Yi    05/01/00

    click to enlarge "Send Me a Kiss by Wireless", QST, May 1922, p. 54 (photo: Underwood & Underwood) This picture was reproduced in many newspapers across the country during the radio boom. The male radio amateurs reacted with new proposals for captations, like "See the Shaft - on the Variometer" Everything that we call electronic mass media

  • Duchamp’s Financial Documents: Exchange as a Source of Value

    • Yang, Shin-Yi    05/01/00

    Introduction "You know, I like signing all those things - it devalues them," Duchamp confided to Richard Hamilton at the Pasadena Art Museum. (Tomkins 1965, p. 68.) A retrospective of his work had just opened (1963) and without reluctance Duchamp spent the morning signing papers, posters and other objects. His fame in America was greater than ever,

  • The Unfindable Readymade

    • Obalk, Hector    05/01/00

    The following is part of a lecture, directly written in English, that was first given at the Conference of The College Art Association, Boston, MA, February 21-24, 1996. The lecture was presented in a session directed by Francis M. Naumann called "Marcel Duchamp and the Ready-made: From Origin to Consequence." The author is begging indulgence to th

  • Becoming Duchamp

    • Lotringer, Sylvère    05/01/00

    [An earlier version of this article was first published in German as "Duchamp Werden," in: CROSSINGS: Kunst zum Hören und Sehen, Vienna: Kunsthalle, 1998 (exh. cat.), p 55-61] "They did not speak. They did not sing, they remained, all of them, silent, almost determinedly silent; but from the empty air they conjured music. Everything was music..."

  • Pour un portrait de Marcel Duchamp: “disent les dédicaces” [French]

    • Gervais, André    12/01/99

    Il est impossible actuellement de rassembler dans son intégralité, voire de reconstituer dans son intégrité, la bibliothèque de Marcel Duchamp. Et peut-être en sera-t-il à jamais ainsi, l'homme ayant habité longtemps dans de petits appartements ou à l'hôtel, et s'étant aussi beaucoup déplacé sur deux continents. Cette précarité n'a c

  • For a Portrait of Marcel Duchamp:
    "The Dedications Speak"

    • Gervais, André    12/01/99

    click to enlarge It is currently impossible to gather in its entirety, indeed to reconstitute in its integrity, Marcel Duchamp's book collection. And maybe this will forever be the case, given that the man lived in small apartments or hotels for long periods of time, and that he moved a lot between two continents. Certainly, this precari