Vol1. / Issue3



Gregory Alvarez

Master of motion graphics in the 3rd dimension.





Juan Alfaro

After living in France and later in Denmark for the last decade, Juan Alfaro is presently a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Candidate at Hunter College in New York City. Prior to his return to the United States, Juan Alfaro exhibited his art in Europe, culminating in a 1999 invitation to the Charlottenberg Autumn Exhibtion, a showcase for 'avant garde' art, in Copenhagen, Denmark. His present work focuses on the dynamic of re-creation, re-enactment and re-contextualization, through the simulation of the 'past' events and life experiences.


Bradley Bailey

When Bradley Bailey isn't teaching the history of art to his feisty class of high school students at the Cleveland Museum of Art, he is working on his PhD in twentieth-century American art history at Case Western Reserve University.




Octavian Balea

Octavian Balea was born in Bucharest, Romania, on October 11th, 1984. He is currently attending the Nicolae Tonitza High School of Fine Arts in Bucharest. His godfather is a well-known Romanian artist.




Elliott Barowitz

Elliott Barowitz is an artist who has lived and worked in New York City almost all of his adult life. He has shown his work internationally in over 100 exhibitions. He has had involvements with artistic activities in the City. He was member of a committee of the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, and was President and Chairperson of the largest visual arts organization in the country during the 1970's -- The Foundation for the Community of Artists. He served as Executive Editor of its publication the Artworkers News (later called Art&Artists). Mr. Barowitz writes on art issues, reviews books on the arts and lectures widely. He is Professor of Visual Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia and also taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at New York University.
The six paintings and text shown are part of a long-term project begun in 1995 on art, artists and movements. The paintings are primarily executed in gouache-the images here are re-painted works, of Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp. The paintings are personal responses to specific aesthetics, works of art, artists, art movements, and art personalities. The block letter texts framing the images are from various sources; they are pertinent to the images and are combinations of artists' titles and descriptions as well as discriminate observations from critics, historians and curators.

Lars Blunck

Lars Blunck, born in 1970 in Flensburg, Germany, now lives in Hamburg. He is currently working on a Ph.D. thesis in art history at Kiel University entitled "Between Object & Event-Assemblages from Cornell to Wesselmann and the Participation of the Beholder." He holds a Master´s degree in art history at Kiel University with a thesis concerning "Environments of Edward Kienholz-A Study on the Relationship between Presentation and Reception."


Joan Brigham


Harvard University, MA in Art History (1965). As an environmental artist, her art thrives to reconfigure the "mental landscape" by, among others, drawing attention to sites of urban decay. Ms. Brigham has been awarded several research fellowships at MIT's center for Advanced Visual Studies. In 1980, she assisted with the preparation of Duchamp's posthumously published Notes. Since 1993 she is a Professor at the Fine Arts Department of Emerson College, Boston. Last year, she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.

Jean Clair

Jean Clair is the director of the Picasso Museum, Paris. He has curated dozens of international exhibitions and is the author of a wide range of books on modern art. His most recent publications include the catalogue raisonné of Balthus as well as a volume of collected essays on Marcel Duchamp.



Ya-Ling Chen

Obtained her MA in Art History from Queens College of City University of New York in June 1999, Ya-Ling Chen is managing editor and researcher at the Art Science Research Laboratory in New York City, and is continuing her postgraduate study in the field of Contemporary Art. She used to serve as executive editor and writer for "Life" magazine, a seasonal published journal focused on art, architecture, and social concerns in Taiwan.

Arthur C. Danto

Professor Danto has been with Columbia University since 1951, and has been a professor since 1966. He has been the recipient of many fellowships and grants including two Guggenheims, an ACLS, and a Fulbright. Professor Danto has served as Vice-President and President of the American Philosophical Association, as well as President of the American Society for Aesthetics. He is the author of numerous books, including Nietzsche as Philosopher, Mysticism and Morality, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Narration and Knowledge, Connections to the World: The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, and Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, a collection of art criticism which won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism, 1990. His most recent book is Embodied Meanings: Critical Essays and Aesthetic Meditations. Art critic for The Nation, he has also published numerous articles in other journals. In addition, he is an editor of the Journal of Philosophy and consulting editor for various other publications.

Enrico Donati

Born in Milan, Italy in 1909, Enrico Donati is the surviving dean of the Surrealist Movement and member of the New York School. He painted with Breton, Ernst, Matta and Tanguy in the thirties and forties. Donati was a visiting lecturer at Yale University from 1960 to 1962 and proceeded to become a member of the Yale University Council for the Arts and Architecture until 1972. His works reflect both modern attitudes and ideas, and resonate with primal memories of a long-gone geological past. Donati has had 75 one-man shows and is in private collections and many major museums all over the world.

Stephen R. Ellis

Dr. Stephen R. Ellis is the head of the Advanced Displays and Spatial Perception Laboratory in the Human and Systems Technologies Branch of the Flight Management and Human Factors Division of the NASA Ames Research Center in California. Dr. Ellis received a Ph.D. (1974) from McGill University in Psychology after receiving an A.B. in Behavioral Science from U.C. Berkeley. He has had postdoctoral fellowships in Physiological Optics at Brown University and U.C. Berkeley. He has published extensively in the area of formats for presenting spatial information, with over 100 journal publications and formal reports.

Leif Eriksson

Born in 1939, Leif Eriksson is an artist. Since 1978, he is director of Wedgepress & Cheese and founder of The Swedish Archive of Artists' Books, 1978. He also publishes the art magazine Message from a Waitress and the newsletter Pole-Room. He has published 120 artist's books since 1965. For more information visit http://www.rooke.pp.se/timeindex.html, E-mail: leif.laven@spray.se


Steven B. Gerrard


Steven B. Gerrard is Associate Professor of Philosophy & W. Ford Schumann'50 Faculty Fellow in Democratic Studies at Williams College, Massachusetts. The cover article of The New York Times Magazine, November 19th, 2000, "Online U.," described Gerrard "as a mild, reasonable, bookish soul whose office features a chess set [and who] regards postmodernism as 'a fad.'" In the photograph Gerrard is examining Alekhine's Defense - a quintessentially hypermodern opening which was a favorite of Duchamp's.

André Gervais

Photo by Nicole Brossard,New York, 1999

A poet and essayist, André Gervais teaches literature at the Université de Québec à Rimouski (UQAR). He is the author of two books: La raie alitée d'effets. Apropos of Marcel Duchamp, Montréal, Hurtubise HMH, coll. "Brèches," 1984, and C'est. Marcel Duchamp dans "la fantaisie heureuse de l'histoire," Nîmes, Éditions Jacqueline Chambon, coll. "Rayon Art," 2000. He also is the editor of Entretiens avec Marcel Duchamp (one book and two CDs), by Georges Charbonnier, Marseille, André Dimanche éditeur, 1994. Andre_Gervais@uqar.uquebec.ca


Thomas Girst

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. He is the Co-director and founder of Art Science Research Laboratory, New York City.


Lanier Graham

Lanier Graham began his curatorial career at New York's Museum of Modern Art. While there he played chess with Duchamp and dedicated Chess Sets (1968), his first book, to him. He later served as Curator of the National Gallery of Australia, and Curator of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, where Duchamp had his first museum retrospective in 1963. It was in Pasadena at the NSM in 1991 that Graham used works from the 1963 retrospective as the nucleus for the widely respected exhibition "Impossible Realities: Marcel Duchamp & the Surrealist Tradition."
Graham has published a large number of articles, books, and catalogues on modern art and philosophy, as well as world art and sacred symbolism, including catalogues of the work of Monet, van Gogh, Guimard, Matisse, Ernst, Duchamp, Sommer, and de Kooning. Among the books he has written or edited are Three Centuries of American Painting (1971 & 1977), The Spontaneous Gesture: Prints & Books of the Abstract Expressionist Era (1987), The Prints of Willem de Kooning: A Catalogue Raisonné (1991), Sacred Visions: A Survey of World Art & Symbolism (1992), and Goddesses in Art (1997).
His present research field involves relationships between traditional art and modern art, especially the iconography of the transcendent. He is in the process of completing two books: Mallarmé & Modern Art, and Images of the Infinite: Spiritual Philosophy in Modern Art, which will include his interviews with major figures of the era, including Duchamp. Both books examine modernism as a secular search for wholeness.
He has taught Art History, Religious Studies, and Museum Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Asian Studies, San Francisco, Naropa Institute, Boulder, and Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. He now teaches Art History at California State University, Hayward, where he also directs the University Art Gallery. His profile appears in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World

Patrick Grenier

Patrick Grenier's work comments on how art historians and museums contextualize and interpret artists and their work, often attempting to validate myths about them. Grenier's work also references the psychological nature of acts of vandalism and attacks on artists work.
He has recently completed a video titled, "Fused in Midair," an homage to the symbiotic relationship of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner which is mentioned in the forthcoming anthology on Pollock titled Such Desperate Joy by Helen A. Harrison. His work was featured earlier this year in the critically received exhibition UN/Acceptable at the Lump Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Patrick Grenier, has lived and worked in New York on and off for 13 years and is a graduate of Pratt Institute.

Stephan E. Hauser

Stephan E. Hauser is currently working on his doctoral thesis (on plastic mediation in Surrealism), and teaches Art History at the Department of the History of Art, University of Basel, Switzerland. In 1998 with L'I.S.C.A.M., CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine. In 1997, he curated a comprehensive Kurt Seligmann retrospective exhibition (Kunsthaus Zug), and published an exhaustive monograph on the artist (see Bookstore-Square for German edition; English edition in preparation). During 1990-1992, Hauser was a research assistant to the Feininger Project at AMFA, New York. In 1990, he completed his studies with a paper on Marcel Duchamp, submitted on bound transparent sheets. Complete listing of publications available upon request. Email stephan-e.hauser@unibas.ch.

Pia Hoy

Pia Høy, M.A. in art history, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1951. She's ateacher, writer as well as a (former) artist and graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1999. Publications (Spring 2001): Det Dekonstruerede Maleri: Duchamps Étant donnés (The Deconstructed Painting; Duchamp´s Étant donnés) Contact: pippa@ofir.dk & Pia@artborder.com



Richard Kegler

Richard Kegler was born in 1965 in Buffalo, New York and is the founder of P22 type foundry. P22 had existed as an artists group for much of the 1908s-90s. P22 type foundry was christened
with the creation of the Duchamp type face which was created for Richard
Kegler's Masters Thesis project. Due to legal problems (ironically,
'appropriation' without going through the proper legal channels), the
Duchamp font was no longer able to be sold. P22 has since become one of the
top digital type foundries in the world. His Duchamp project can be found at:

Jake Kennedy

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.

Rodger LaPelle

A painter and photographer, Rodger LaPelle was trained by his father, Raymond LaPelle, a widely exhibited "Pictorialist" photographer from 1938 through 1955. After being a free lance photographer from 1952 to 1957, Rodger entered The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and won a traveling scholarship and other prizes. He has published editions of hand-pulled prints by many artists from 1966 through 1979, and had David Lynch as a printer in the late sixties. He started an Art Gallery in 1980 in Philadelphia and is still operating it with his wife, Christine McGinnis, who is also an artist.

Marc Latamie

Born in Martinique, Marc Latamie is an artist and a scholar in modern and contemporary art. In 1977, Latamie started lecturing at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris during the first retrospective of Marcel Duchamp at the Pompidou Center, where he worked for the following nine years as a lecturer. Occasionally, he lectured at the l'Ecole du louver. In 1986 he received the award "Villa Medicis Hors-Les-Murs" from the French government and decided to move to New York City where he now lives. He was a visiting professor at Cooper Union School of the Arts in the Spring semster of 1998, and is currently a visiting scholar at NYU. As an artist, Latamie has exhibited his work at the ICA in London (1995), at the 1996 São Paulo Biennale, and the Johannesburg Biennale and the Havanna Biennale in 1997.

Rogelio Macías-Ordóñez

Rogelio Macías-Ordóñez was born in Mexico City on April 15, 1967, and grew up in Morelia, Michoacán. He attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he graduated as a Biologist and then obtained a M.Sc. in aquatic biology. For his Ph. D. in Behavioral and Evolutionary Biology he went to Lehigh University where he studied the mating system of an abundant daddy long legs species. He is now a research scientist at the Instituto de Ecología in Xalapa, Veracruz, México, where his research focuses on the evolution of mating strategies, with some emphasis on animal sensory systems.

Tamar Manor-Friedman

Tamara Manor-Friedman is the exhibition curator of the Vera, Silvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Shirley Marsell

Shirley Marsell is a counselor who trained with Klara Roman at the New School
for Social Research in New York City in the early 50's. She has a Master's degree in counseling and has studied handwriting with Charie Cole, a handwriting analyst and teacher in Santa Clara, California. Klara Roman was a Hungarian Psychologist who studied handwriting characteristics and developed a way of portraying them on a chart called the Psychogram which then produces
a picture of a person's handwriting which can then be analyzed.

Mark B. Pohlad

Mark B. Pohlad is an associate professor at DePaul University, Chicago, in the Department of Art and Art History. There he teaches courses in Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as the History of Photography. His dissertation, "The Art of History: Marcel Duchamp and Posterity," (University of Delaware, 1994) was written under Patricia Leighten. To date many of his publications have involved the history of photography, both in Chicago and in Victorian England (particularly the cathedral photographs of Frederick H. Evans). More generally, his research interests include the relationship between literature and art and artists' management of their own works. Dr. Pohlad lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.

Henri René

Born in New York City and raised in Germany, conductor and arranger Henri René received a thorough education in classical music at the Royal Academy of Music in Berlin. He moved to the United States during the mid-1920s, appearing with a variety of orchestras before returning to Berlin a few years later. There he served as an arranger for Electrola; an RCA affiliated recording company. Years later, he became Musical Director for Electrola, as well as for the German movie studio, UFA. René retired from RCA in 1959 and worked as an independent for the remainder of his career.

Donald Shambroom

Donald Shambroom is a writer and artist. He studied philosophy and painting at Yale University. Since 1968, when he read Calvin Tomkins' 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 in space.

Rhonda Roland Shearer

Rhonda Roland Shearer, New York artist and Director of Art Science Research Laboratory, has been represented by the Wildenstein Gallery since 1986. Shearer has had numerous exhibitions including a museum tour, in the mid-1990s.



Robert Slawinski

A 3-D Modeler and animator at the Art and Science Research Lab in New York. He holds a MS in electrical engineering and a MFA in reanimating pixels in 3D space and for some time now even in 4D.



Bill Tanch

Duchamp amateur, greenln@together.net

Kim Whinna

Kimberly Whinna is an intern at the Art Science Research Laboratory, Inc. She is currently a freshman at New York University and is interested in majoring in either Art History or English.



Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams is a recent graduate of Emerson College's New Media program, concentrating in cross media adaptations and modern cultural theory. He also spent 2 years at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine in a self-designed interdisciplinary curriculum that spanned design, philosophy, and topics in modern physics and ecology. He currently consults on database design and is involved in ongoing projects of the Art Science Research Laboratory, Tout Fait's publisher.


Thomas Zaunschirm

Born in 1943, Thomas Zaunschirm studied Art history in Vienna, Florence and Salzburg, and completed his doctoral and postdoctoral degree in Art History, Archaeology and Philosophy at the University of Salzburg. He specialized in art of the twentieth century, methodology and the theory of art. He was a member of the Heritage Foundation of Vienna (1967/68) 'Neue Galerie' at the Joanneum Museum in Graz (1973/74), assistant professor at the University of Salzburg (1974-88), visiting professor at the Universities of Zürich and Graz, and professor in the Department of Art History (head of the faculty) at the University of Freiburg. Since 1995, he teaches Modern Art History and Science at the University of Essen, Germany.
Throughout his career, Mr. Zaunschirm has been responsible for several exhibtions and art programs (e.g. Wiener Diwan/ Sigmund Freud today/ Drau-Grau-Schön/ The 'colors black'/ and many more). For more information visit https://www.uni-due.de/kunst-design/zauns/zauns.htm

Harriet Zinnes

Harriet Zinnes is Professor Emerita of English of Queens College of the City University of New York. Her many books include My, Haven't the Flowers Been? (poems), The Radiant Absurdity of Desire (short stories), Ezra Pound and the Arts(criticism), and Blood and Feathers, translations from the French poetry of Jacques Prévert. She is a contributing editor of The Hollins Critic and The Denver Quarterly and a contributing writer for New York Arts Magazine.


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