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Marcel Duchamp – Network of Stoppages – 2018

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    Network of Stoppages – 1914 (MoMa)

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    photo by Man Ray.
    Re-thinking Marcel Duchamp by Barbara Rose.

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    Marcel Duchamp in uniform 1895

    Military avoidance

    The essay traces military relationships in the work of Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), paying particular attention to his notes of 1912 known as the ‘Jura-Paris Road’. These are interpreted as ‘military texts’ and the author shows how military concerns remained with Duchamp throughout his career, resulting in facetious outcomes that obscured uneasy preoccupations.

    Marcel Duchamp was born on 28 July 1887.


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    Marcel Duchamp and Martin Friedman 1965

  • Ed Ruscha on Marcel Duchamp (Youtube)

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    John Cage met Marcel Duchamp in the 1940’s
    (Only when Duchamp’s health was failing, Cage decided to seek Marcel out with the pretext of taking chess lessons. So Duchamp, his wife and Cage met and played chess.)

    John Cage: Music for Marcel Duchamp (Youtube)

  • Arts Journal – Marcel Duchamp Interviews

    “To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space seeks his way out to a clearing.”
    In Artopia we think of Duchamp as one of the great poets of the last century; perhaps too much of a dandy, perhaps too much of a chess-player and a poseur, perhaps too much of a gentlemen — but always a prestidigitator of the first order.

    Robert Smithson told me he once confronted Duchamp at a party: “I see you are into alchemy,” he accused. “Why, yes,” answered Marcel.

    Dada Perfume Marcel Duchamp Interview

    JP: Why did you keep it a secret?
    MD: As we have discussed in the past, secrets have been essential to my work, which may or may not have anything to do with art.
    JP: I read in Calvin Tomkins’ new biography called simply Duchamp (Henry Holt, 1996) that your brother-in-law Jean Crotti once said that how you used time was your real art work.
    MD: Rather, it was how I abused time.

    John Perrault and Duchamp

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