In addition to artworks and photographs, you can see material from magazine spreads, press cuttings, postcards and film clips. A Handful of Dust takes as its starting point a photograph by American artist Man Ray.
A photograph of an artwork
Man Ray’s photograph, the starting point of the exhibition, documented the artist Marcel Duchamp’s famous work “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even” (1915–23), deliberately left to gather dust in his New York studio. Two years later, the image was published in André Breton’s journal Littérature and captioned as a view from an aeroplane by Man Ray. The photograph went on to appear in various journals, books and magazines, cropped and contextualised differently each time. In the mid-1960s, the work was formally titled “Élevage de poussière”, or “Dust Breeding” (1920).
Touring exhibition with illustrated catalogue
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with more than 150 photographs and an essay by the author and exhibition curator, David Campany. A Handful of Dust is a touring exhibition that was last featured at the Whitechapel Gallery in London in the summer of 2017.
Curator: David Campany