Talk: Molly Nesbit and Sarat Maharaj
Global perspecives on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp
MODERNA MUSEET IN STOCKHOLM 12 NOVEMBER, 2011
At 3-4 pm
Venue: The Auditorium, no registration required
A talk between Molly Nesbit and Sarat Maharaj in connection with the exhibition de ou par MARCEL DUCHAMP par ULF LINDE which is on at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Fifty years of intense studies to find the key to Marcel Duchamp’s art are revealed in the major exhibition de ou par MARCEL DUCHAMP par ULF LINDE.
On the final weekend of the exhibition before it closes, Molly Nesbit and Sarat Maharaj, two of the world’s foremost experts on Duchamp, will meet on stage in the Auditorium at Moderna Museet. What is the legacy after Duchamp today, in a global perspective? What significance does Marcel Duchamp’s conceptual art have for contemporary artists, and how has his encrypted message about the nature of art spread throughout the world?
The exhibition, which is held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with Moderna Museet, was produced by a curatorial team consisting of Susanna Slöör, permanent secretary of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the artist Henrik Samuelsson, the freelance curator Jan Åman, and the director of Moderna Museet, Daniel Birnbaum, and co-director Ann-Sofi Noring, in close cooperation with the Duchamp interpreter Ulf Linde.
An extensive catalogue was produced for the exhibition, with Daniel Birnbaum and Jan Åman as editors.
Molly Nesbit is a professor at the art department of Vassar College and is a contributing editor of Artforum. She is the author of Atget’s Seven Albums (Yale University Press, 1992), Their Common Sense (Black Dog, 2000), and Midnight, the Tempest Essays, a collection of essays on contemporary art that will be published by Periscope Press. Since 2002, she curates Utopia Station, which is a book-in-progress, an exhibition, a seminar series, a website and a street project.
Sarat Maharaj was born and educated in South Africa during the Apartheid era. He did his PhD in Britain on “The Dialectic of Modernism and Mass Culture: Studies in Post War British Art”. He was a professor of art history and art theory at Goldsmiths College in London in 1980-2005 and is currently a professor at Lund University and the Malmö Art Academy. His specialist field of research and his publications include Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce and Richard Hamilton. He is the author of Visual Art as Knowledge Production & Non-Knowledge; Textiles, Cultural Translation and Difference; the convergence of image, sound, movement and consciousness studies (Knowledge & Theory of Art at Goldsmiths, London 2005 & 2006, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin with Liu Sola (New York/Beijing) and Kofi Koko (Paris/Benin), and New Media Art (Banff, Canada 2007). Recently, he curated the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2011.