Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall

Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall

Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp

April 21, 2010

Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall
6 May – 13 June 2010

In collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne

In August 1946 Marcel Duchamp spent a few days at the Bellevue Hotel near Chexbres (today, Le Baron Tavernier). During his stay he discovered the Forestay waterfall. There was never a research, why the artist chose this waterfall and not another one to become the starting point and eventually the landscape of his famous final masterpiece: “Etant donnés: 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le gaz d’éclairage” (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas). We will answer this question with a multidisciplinary event. We hope you will join us on this unique occasion.

Opening Reception: Thursday, 6 May 2010, 18:00 Andreas Glauser plays “Musical Erratum” by Marcel Duchamp – Salle Davel Vernissage – Galerie Davel 14, Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp

Symposium: 7–9 May Stanislaus von Moos – Philip Ursprung – Michael Taylor – Dominique Radrizzani – Molly Nesbit – Mark Nelson – Francis M. Naumann – James W. McManus – Herbert Molderings – Bernard Marcadé – Michael Lüthy – Dalia Judovitz – Kornelia Imesch – Antje von Graevenitz – Paul B. Franklin – Hans Maria de Wolf – Luc Debraine – Lars Blunck – Etienne Barilier – Stefan Banz – Salle Davel, daily 9:00 – 17:00

Exhibitions: 7 May – 13 June Ecke Bonk – Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, open every day, 24 hours

I want to grasp things with the mind the way the penis is grasped by the vagina– works and documents by John Zorn – Tadanori Yokoo – Stephan Wittmer – Rolf Winnewisser – Martin Widmer – Wang Xingwei – Aldo Walker – Harald Szeemann – Denis Savary – Jukka Rusanen – Sam Rosenthal – Peter Roesch – Jason Rhoades – Jean-Michel Rabaté – Céline Peruzzo – Mimosa Pale – Mark Nelson & Sarah Hudson Bayliss – Olivier Mosset – Charles Moser – Gudrun Meier – Line Marquis – Le Forestay – Konrad Klapheck – Frederick Kiesler – Pierre Keller – Jing Wei – Richard Jackson – Fabrice Hyber – Erwin Hofstetter – Herzog/deMeuron – Goldfrapp – Jean-Claude Forest – Marcel Duchamp – Anke Doberauer – Jacques Derrida – Rosemary Cel – Monica Bonvicini – Rudolf Blättler – Georg Baselitz – Fritz Balthaus – Francis Bacon – Caroline Bachmann & Stefan Banz – Ai Weiwei – Galerie Davel 14, during the Symposium: 9:00 – 17:00; after the Symposium: Tuesday
Friday 15:00 – 18:00; Saturday 14:00 – 17:00

Special Opening Reception: Friday, 7 May, 18:00 Roman Signer – The Forestay Waterfall, 7 – 9 May, to be seen at daylight

After the events a book will be published in collaboration with JRP|Ringier, Zurich.

Contact and Venues: Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, rue de l’Indépendance 2, ch–1096 Cully,, +41 79 736 36 76; Galerie Davel 14, rue Davel 14, Cully,, +41 21 799 33 37; Salle Davel, place d’Armes, Cully; The Forestay Waterfall, route de la corniche/chemin du moulin, ch–1071 Bellevue/Chexbres

Organized and curated by
Stefan Banz & Caroline Bachmann

Supported by
Swiss Federal Office of Culture Berne – Department of Art History, University of -Lausanne – Academy of Arts Sierre – Loterie Romande – Fondation Leenards – -Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation – Swiss National Fonds – Canton du Valais – Ville de Lausanne – Etat de Vaud – Ernst and Olga Gubler–Hablützel-Foundation – -Migros -Kulturprozent – Coop -Switzerland – Galerie Bischofberger Zurich – – Zap-Design Cully – Kanton Luzern – Stadt Luzern – Commune de Cully – Private Sponsors

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