Craig Adcock
Craig Adcock is a professor of art history at the University of Iowa where he teaches primarily modern and contemporary courses. He has contributed to a variety of art publications. Among his longer studies are Marcel Duchamp's Notes from the Large Glass: An N-Dimensional Analysis (UMI Research Press, 1983), and James Turrell: The Art of Light and Space (University of California Press, 1990). He is currently working on a new book focusing on Duchamp's interests in geometry.

Gregory Alvarez 
Master of motion graphics in the 3rd dimension.

William Anastasi
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.

Shusaku Arakawa
  Born in Nagoya, Japan, on 6 July ,1936. Internationally renown painter, performance artist, film maker, author and architect active in the USA. He studied medicine and mathematics at Tokyo University (1954-8) and art at the Musashino College of Art in Tokyo, holding his first one-man exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo in 1958 and contributing to the Yomiuri Independent exhibitions from 1958 to 1961. In 1960 he took part in the 'anti-art' activities of the Neo-Dada. Happenings and series of his Boxes. Lives in NY with his partner, the artist Madeline Gins, a collaborator since the early 1960's, Madeline Gins. Numerous publications, among them mechanism of Meaning (NY: Abbeville, Press, 1989). International exhibitions.

Robert S. Bast
Rob Bast is a practicing architect in northwestern Vermont with an active interest in sustainable design, the fabric of communities, engineering, and bicycling.In addition to active bike touring, he maintains a 1957 Citroen 2cv. A degree from Dartmouth in Bahaus oriented Visual Studies was followed by a professional degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from UVM. His first observation of Marcel Duchamp in the american landscape was a license plate on an ill kept Datsun sportscar which said: LHOOQ, apt beyond words.

Michael Betancourt
  Michael Betancourt is an artist currently pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, which he expects to finish this fall.

Lars Blunck
Lars Blunck, born in 1970 in Flensburg, Germany, now lives in Berlin. He received his Ph.D. 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." He is currently teaching at the Technische Universität Berlin.

ecke bonk
ecke bonk, born 1953 in Cairo/Egypt of German/Austrian parents. Studied typography with Herbert Bayer in Aspen, Colorado, garden architecture in Lausanne, and briefly history of science and philosophy in Vienna. A teacher, writer, researcher and artist, he founded "the typosophic society" in 1994.
Numerous publications on Duchamp, most notably Marcel Duchamp: The Boite-en-Valise (1989) as well as marcel duchamp: the white box / in the infinitive, a typotranslation in collaboration with Richard Hamilton and Jacqueline Matisse-Monnier. In 1998 he co-curated "Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp...in resonance" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His own works were included in many international exhibitions, among them documenta X and XI, for which he designed the logo. He lives in Karlsruhe (Germany) and Fontainebleau (France).

Antonio Castronuovo
Born in Italy in 1954, Antonio Castronuovo live in Imola (Bologna). He studies the great artistic movements in XX century: in music Bartók; in art Duchamp, Rothko, Brancusi; in literature Futurism, Dada, Surrealism. He has published many articles on these arguments. His book on Bartók (1995) is catalogated in the the last edition of Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has also published Il futurismo a Imola (Imola, 1998) and the Futuristic Manifests of Valentine de Saint Point (Roma, 2001). He has traduced in italian language the "Surrealist proverbs" of Eluard-Peret (Roma, 1999). He contributes with many celebrated italian reviews (Belfagor; Il Ponte; Il Lettore di Provincia; Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana; Saggiatore Musicale; etc.). He directs the critic review "Cartapesta". He is secretary-general of the only italian prize on the criticism: "Premio Imola - Una vita per la Critica" ("Imola prize - A life for the criticism").

Ya-Ling Chen
Ya-Ling Chen is managing editor of Tout-Fait, and researcher at the Art Science Research Laboratory in New York City. She used to be the executive editor and writer for Life magazine, a quarter-annual publication focusing on art, architecture, and social concerns in Taiwan. She has MA in Art History from Queens College of the City University of New York, and is currently working toward a doctoral degree in Art and Art Education, at the Teachers College, Columbia University.

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.

Mauricio Cruz
Colombian artist Mauricio Cruz lives in Highland Park, NJ, together with his wife who studies art history at the graduate level at Rutgers University. After nine years of being immersed in the art world (1977-86) and after having lived in Paris for five years, he retired to a more intimate space called iLLiCo, where he remained twelve years writing notebooks and occasional articles for various magazines and publications of his country, as well as proposing seminars and courses in modern art (Nineteenth Century, Duchamp, Johns, Cage, McLuhan, etc.) in different Colombian universities. He recently created a graduate diploma in Arts of Communication, with the intention of exploring information artistically as a 'material' in itself. He now continues to develop his art work while updating old projects and interests.

Julia Dür
Born in Bregenz, Austria. Dür studied History and English in Salzburg. She regards herself as an amateur Duchampian and first got interested in Duchamp when she read a biography of John Cage; at the time, she was teaching English History in Austria.
ailuj76@hotmail.com / ailuj@gmx.at

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard is Professor of Philosophy at Williams College. His previous Tout-Fait works are: "Duchamp as Trickster" http://www.toutfait.com/issues/issue_2/Notes/gerrard.html and "A Pun Among Friends" http://www.toutfait.com/issues/issue_3/Notes/gerrard/gerrard.html One of Gerrard's articles on Wittgenstein is "A Philosophy of Mathematics between Two Camps", in H. Sluga and D. Stern, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Madeline Gins
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
Thomas Girst, MA, is research manager at the Art Science Research Laboratory, NY, and editor-in-chief of Tout-Fait: The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal. His articles and columns regularly appear in major German newspapers and magazines. In 1992, he founded Die Aussenseite des Elementes, a semi-annual, Berlin-based anthology of contemporary art and literature. Recent publications include essays for Christoph Grunenberg and Max Hollein (eds.), Shopping. A Century of Art and Consumer Culture (Cantz, 2002), Kornelia von Berswordt Wallrabe (ed.), Marcel Duchamp (Cantz, 2003), and Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Marcel Duchamp (Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, 2003). In 2002, he curated "Charles Henri Ford: Alive and Kicking" at the Scene Gallery, NY. He is currently writing a book on contemporary photography and focuses on his PhD at Hamburg University.

Roberto Giunti
Roberto Giunti is mathemetics teacher in Brescia (Italy). He applies
mathematical tools and concepts to the analysis of artworks of the 900's,
and published several articles on the subject. He also published pedagogical

Grant Hart
Grant Hart is probably best known for his contributions to the integrity and success of one of the most succesful '80's musical groups, Hüsker Dü, which he co-founded in St. Paul Minnesota, in 1979 (until 1988). Grant is the youngest songwriter on the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's list of the "Five Hundred Greatest Songs Defining the Genre" with his song "Turn On The News". Collaborations with Patti Smith. Founder of the Nova Mob (disbanded in1994). His latest album, Good News for Moder Man (Pachyderm Records), is a sonic collage that finds Grant's evolution as an artist at a high level of sophistication and spontaneity which resolve into a collection of songs with a passionate dimension rare in today's popular music.

Sarah C. Krank
Sarah Krank is an artist living and working in Dillon, Montana. Born in 1960 in Los Angeles, Krank has always managed to work as an artist in one form or another. Before going to Idaho State University to obtain her Master of Fine Arts degree, Krank could be found doing photography, graphic design, illustrations, and teaching art. The opportunity to focus her time and talent in an academic environment allowed Krank to develop her own specific style of art which includes unusual relief paintings. Currently, Krank is a studio artist working out of her Red Dog Fine Art Studio in Dillon.

Eva Kraus (right)
Eva Kraus is the director of the Kiesler Center in Vienna. She is trained as industrial designer and she works as free-lance curator.

Stephen Lewis
Stephen Lewis invents. To date: two books, two films, two structures, two gadgets, two CDROMs, two patents, two websites, two Ivy degrees. Just a couple of pairs short of an Ark. To me, the word "two" is one of the strangest looking words in the English language. Look at it again. Featured in this issue is the Rotorelief Interactief Project. Collaborators welcome.

Dave Lindsay
In addition to being the author of five books, including The Patent Files,
Coney Island and the forthcoming Mayflower Bastard, David Lindsay has written numerous articles on art, music and the interface between technology and the human condition. He is currently researching the origins of rock art from an inventor's standpoint. He lives in New York City.

Richard K. Merritt
Richard K. Merritt is Assistant Professor of Art at Luther College in Decorah Iowa USA. Where he teaches Art History Computer Art and Design. He has exhibited and lectured through out the United States and internationally. Intentions: Logical and Subversive The Art of Marcel Duchamp, Concept Visualization, and Immersive Experience was presented at Information Visualization 2001 in London, England. Among other pieces, He is currently working on an online version of Duchamp Concept World. Richard received a B.A. in History from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota (1988) and an M. A. and M.F.A. in Painting and Intermedia/Multimedia and Video from the University of Iowa (1992).

Daniel Huertas Nadal
Working as an architect with several prizes (national and international)
Projects and references printed: El Croquis, A+U, Casabella, Architectural Review, Arquitectura Viva, Experimenta, Pasajes de Arquitectura, NA, Byggekunst, editorial GG, El País, ABC.

Working as a photographer since 1997.
Exhibitions: el Trastero, Madrid 1997; Zacatín, Madrid 2001 (in progress)


Francis M. Naumann

Francis M. Naumann is an independent scholar, curator, and art dealer, specializing in the art of the Dada and Surrealist periods. He is author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogues, including New York Dada 1915-25 (Harry N. Abrams, 1994), Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Harry N. Abrams, 1999), Wallace Putnam (Harry N. Abrams, 2002) and, most recently, Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray (Rutgers University Press, 2002). In 1996, he organized "Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York" for the Whitney Museum of American Art, and in 1997, "Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute" for the American Craft Museum in New York. He is preparing for publication a selection of his essays on Marcel Duchamp, and he currently owns and operates his own gallery in New York City.

Nura Petrov

Nura Petrov is a conceptual artist and maker of abstract idea-prone objects constructed of sticks, stones, strings, and cloth. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in anthropology. While a student in Philadelphia, she had ample time to get to know the Arensberg collection, and in 1962 when Duchamp was a visiting lecturer at the Academy, he gave her a positive critique of her work. An interesting discussion of dada art and the making of exhibitions was generated by her questions during the post lecture Q + A session.
She participated in the Happy Birthday Marcel celebration in 1987 with a handmade book referring to both "string theory" and Duchamp's string installation at Art of This Century. Her interest in Duchamp and Duchamp studies continues to be a foundation stone of her art and a thread in the fabric of her current art works, samples of which can be seen on www.conceptualist.com

Timothy Phillips
Timothy Phillips received a general education from Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto, Canada. He received his art education at the Slade School (University of London), the Byam Sha School (London), the Grande Chaumière (Paris), and the Academy Simi (Florence). He has studied under Salvador Dali, Pietro Annigoni and Augustus John. He has had showings in London, Paris and New York; collections in Spain, Germany, the UK, the US and Canada; and commissions from the Commissioner of Mauritius (to the Republic of South Africa), the late Maxime Series, and numerous clients in Canada and the UK.

Huang Yong Ping
Born in 1954 in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, Huang Yong Ping is among the leading contemporary Chinese artists. In 1982 he graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Zhejiang. Ping lives and works in Paris since 1989. He has had major numerous exhibitions since his early career in China. In recent years, he worked on several projects in different cities around the world using the mystic animating elements of ancient Chinese culture such as alchemy in Taoism, augury and medicament.

Edward D. Powers
Edward D. Powers is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where he specializes in Symbolist, Surrealist and Pop Art.

Chris Rael
Composer/singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Chris Rael has been a hub of the wheel of progressive music and art in Downtown New York since the late eighties. Leader of the legendary progressive band Church of Betty and founder of the experimental record label Fang Records, Rael has composed and recorded 25 albums of original music since 1989. He has performed everywhere from National Public Radio to Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, to the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, to the National Mall in Washington, DC, to Vienna, Berlin and London, to Varanasi, India. He has worked with David Byrne, Elliott Sharp, Penny Arcade, numerous Beat poets, dozens of world-class Indian musicians, and hundreds of cutting edge rock bands. He is a fanatical fan of Duchamp.

Juan Antonio Ramírez
  Juan Antonio Ramírez is Professor of Art History at the Universidas Autónoma de Madrid and the author of several books on art, architecture and film, including Mass Media and the History of Art (1976), Art and Architecture in the Epoch of Triumphant Capitalism (1992) and Duchamp: Love and Death, Even (1998).

Kornelia Roeder
Study of Art History at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Research Assistant, State Museum, Schwerin, Germany. Co-curation (together with Guy Schraenen) of the travelling exhibition Mail Art - Osteuropa im internationalen Netzwerk (Schwerin, Berlin, Budapest, among others) as well as organization of the symposium Drei Tage rundum Alternative Kommunikation, both in 1996. Since 1997, Röder oversees and establishes the Archive for Mail-Art, Schwerin, specifically in regard to the Eastern European networks. Inspired by her work on the substantial Duchamp collection at her museum, Röder's recent studies focus on this artist's influence within states the former Warsaw Pact.

John Scanlan
John Scanlan teaches sociology at the University of Paisley, UK. He holds degrees in philosophy and sociology and was awarded his Phd from the department of Sociology and Anthropology at Glasgow University in 2001 for his thesis on the form, experience and matter of disorder in modern society. He is currently working on a book provisionally titled Charming Disorder.

Nina Schleif
1990-91 liberal arts at Haverford College/ Philadelphia. - 1991-92 Art History and American Studies at Munich University. - 1992-97 Art History and American Studies at Frankfurt University. - January 1997 M.A. in Art History and American Studies. - Jan. 2002 Ph.D. in Art History [Dissertation: Shop Windows Designed by Artists, due to be published in the fall of 2003 (Boehlau Verlag, Cologne)]. - Since Fall 2002: curatorial experience in American and German museums. - Other areas of interest: American Art, Photography, and Baroque Art.

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.

Jemima Taylor
Born in London
Studied Languages
Worked for Aid agency, Paris.
Much travel.
Gardener at Trebah Garden, Cornwall
Botanical Gardens training at Kew Gardens, London, for 3 years
Scientific Landscaper
Now at Design Practice, London.

Taylor M. Stapleton
Taylor is currently majoring in Art History at Williams College, MA. In the summer of 2002, she was an intern at the Art Science Research Laboratory, NY.

Valentina Sonzogni (left)
Valentina Sonzogni is an art historian and works as a researcher in the Kiesler Foundation since 2000.