Tonight: David Joselit on Marcel Duchamp, “The Blind Man,” and New York Dada at the Graduate Center

Join Professor JoselitMary Ann Caws, Thierry de DuveSophie Seita, and Elizabeth Zuba for Marcel Duchamp, The Blind Man, and New York Dada: Institutional Critique and Editorial Practices, an evening of Dada-inspired conversation, with a special focus on New York Dada magazine “The Blind Man, ” edited by Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché, and Beatrice Wood in 1917, recently republished in a facsimile edition by Ugly Duckling Presse.

These eminent scholars will discuss Duchamp’s role in the emergence of New York Dada, Modernist editorial practices, and the community of artists and writers that contributed to the formation of avant-garde discourses in the United States during the early 20th century. The discussion will be moderated by UDP editor Matvei Yankelevich. Copies of “The Blind Man” facsimile edition, named one of the Best Art Books of 2017 by the New York Times, will be available for purchase at the event.

This free event will be held at the The Graduate Center, CUNY, in the Skylight Room (9100). This space is wheelchair accessible.

Co-sponsored by The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, and Ugly Duckling Presse.

See here More information about the event, and here for more information about the edition. 

[Coffee grinder, image courtesy of Ugly Duckling Presse.] 

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