Posterity Will Have a Word To Say

Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Birnbaum, Paul Chan, Molly Nesbit, Jan Ã…man

Friday 08 March, 2013
5pm, $0

The Armory, Media Lounge
Pier 94, West 53 Street and Twelfth Avenue

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Is Duchamp's oeuvre in fact one single work? And, if so, what does that tell us? Duchamp’s famous silence and his rejection of being part of the growing art market has, for many, made him the most important artist of his generation—and one of the most significant artists of all time. What does this mean in 2013, a hundred years after his success at the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art? Panelists debate Duchamp’s legacy in conjunction with the launch of the English translation of a book on Ulf Linde, who in 1961 produced the first authorized copy of Marcel Duchamp’s monumental piece, The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even. Linde subsequently spent almost sixty years on extensive studies on Duchamp and producing replicas of his works. Speaker Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Curator at Large at MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle artidel XXI secolo in Rome; Daniel Birnbaum is Director of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Paul Chan is an artist living in New York, and in 2010 he founded the press Badlands Unlimited; Molly Nesbit is Chair and Professor in the Department of Art at Vassar College as well as a contributing editor of Artforum. Moderator Jan Åman is a curator, writer, and urban activist working at the intersection of contemporary art, urban development, food, and social phenomena.

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