Interview with Marcel Duchamp

Coinciding with the current exhibition on Marcel Duchamp at the Barbican, London, ‘The Art Newspaper” have released an  interview with the artist from their March 1993 issue which up until now remained unpublished.

This is a fascinating insight into Duchamp’s thinking

“Two years before Marcel Duchamp’s death in 1968, the Belgian director, Jean Antoine, filmed an interview with the artist in his Neuilly studio in the summer of 1966.

This was shown on French-speaking Belgian television in 1971 in the programme “Signe des Temps” (Sign of the Times). When the Video Library was set up ten years ago by the non-profit-making association, Jeunesse et Arts Plastiques, I suggested to Jean Antoine that he keep a U-matic video copy. A copy was stored in the Video Library of the non-profit-making association, Jeunesse et Arts Plastiques.

Apart from being broadcast on Belgian television, the interview has been shown several times to the mainly student audience of the association, but the text has never been published.

This transcript, edited for The Art Newspaper, is the most faithful rendering possible of the way Marcel Duchamp expressed himself. It is a remarkable document that gives us a fresh and immediate insight into his mind. Michel Baudson. @” The Art Newspaper

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Read the full interview here

New Art in the 21st Century videos on PBS

“The sixth season of “Art in the Twenty-first Century”, a biennial of art films, begins on 13 April on the US public television channel PBS. Four hour-long programmes over four weeks will document the work of 12 artists and one collective.

Programme one, “Change”, looks at the life and work of the US photographer Catherine Opie, the Ghanaian-born Nigerian resident El Anatsui and the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Opie is filmed making photographs of the Lake Erie shoreline in her hometown, Sandusky in Ohio. Taken at the same spot at different times of the day, the photographs were commissioned by a hospital”. The Art Newspaper

 

The Father of Pop has died, aged 89

Hamilton passed away on Sept 13th before putting the final touches on a traveling retrospective that was due to tour major locations during 2013-14. Hamilton is recognized as the founding figure of the pop art movement in Britain ahead of it’s later rise to prominence in the US.

Image courtesy of The Art Newspaper

You can read a fascinating interview with Hamilton here

Art world up in arms over ‘light bulb’ law

“London. The art world has reacted with astonishment to a European ruling which has determined that works by Bill Viola and Dan Flavin, when disassembled, should not be considered works of art for tax ­purposes. Dealers warn that the decision will inhibit the European art trade.”

read more here