Hadrien Larochewill re-historicize Marcel Duchamp by examining Duchamp’s last posthumous pornographic diorama-piece, Given, (1946-1969), in regard to WWII. Given gives meaning to the naked life, trauma and the vulnerability of the living.
In redressing Duchamp’s signature mode of production—the readymade—T’ai Smithseeks to understand the consequences of his (economic) calculus. The adoption of this label and mode, she will argue, saw the avant-garde as the offspring of the marriage of fashion and capital.
Following the talks there wil be a roundtable discussion with Serge Guilbautand Richard Prince.