Duchamp on Wheels

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the Consulate General of France present, as part of the French Scholars Lecture Series:

Duchamp on Wheels, with Dr. Hadrien Laroche

Thursday, April 6, 2017
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dodson Room, 302
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 E. Mall
Vancouver, BC

Hadrien Laroche will 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 Smith seeks 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 will be a roundtable discussion with Serge Guilbaut and Richard Prince.

 

Hadrien Laroche is a scholar, philosopher, and writer. He is a specialist of Jean Genet, Marcel Duchamp, and Jacques Derrida.

T’ai Smith is Associate Professor of art history in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Her research focuses on the areas of modern and contemporary European and American art and design, visual studies, critical theory, media theory, and cultural techniques.

Richard Prince is Professor of sculpture and studio art in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Prince has been exhibiting his work in art galleries across Canada and internationally since his first solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1972.

Serge Guilbaut is Professor Emeritus of art history in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. He has written on modern and contemporary art and, in particular, on cultural and political relations between the United States and France.