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Following Marcel Duchamp's death in 1968, the Philadelphia Museum of Art stunned the art world by unveiling a project on which he had been working secretly for twenty years, long after he had supposedly given up art for chess. Installed by the museum curators with the assistance of Duchamp's widow Teeny and stepson Paul Matisse, Étant donnés (known in English as Given, or, literally, "being given") consists of a small room with a locked wooden door; through a peephole can be seen a landscape of trees, with a naked female figure at the front, her arm outstretched, holding a lamp. In this illustrated study, Julian Haladyn argues that Duchamp's intention in this final piece was similar to Raymond Roussel's in How I Wrote Certain of My Books: not, as many have maintained, to provide a neat summation of his career, but the opposite--to open his artwork (which he had made sure was fully represented in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection) to endless interpretation and reinterpretation. Duchamp's engagement with his legacy (by orchestrating first the purchase of his work and then the donation of those purchases to the museum) is a significant historical development in the critical relationship between artists and the institution of art--a relationship that would later be further explored by such artists as Andrea Fraser and Michael Asher. Additionally, Haladyn sees that the staging of Étant donnés--especially the way that Duchamp forces viewers to become aware of the act of looking and their bodily presence in the gallery space-- foreshadowed strategies used by Minimalism as well as installation, spectatorship, and institutional critique.
Julian Jason Haladyn is a writer and artist based in Canada. He teaches at the University of Western Ontario.
Titolo: Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés (AFTERALL)
Casa editrice: Afterall
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro MIT Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Unread copy in very good condition, some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK, all Europe & International orders shipped via Airmail. Sept14. Codice libro della libreria mon0000015559
Descrizione libro Afterall Books, London, 2010. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., remainder-type mark to bottom edge. back panel of dj has a closed edge-tear with small creased spot, all to top fore-corner. else a fine, unused copy. no text markings, tight binding, no bumps.; english text.; several preliminary pages followed by 107pp. over 20 illustrations, most are color plates. focuses on duchamp's last major piece, now installed in the philadelphia museum.; distributed in usa by mit press. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 15222
Descrizione libro Afterall, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1846380618