Gabriel Cornelius von Max [1889] Monkeys as Judges of Art. Oil on canvas, 85 × 107cm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich.

[ART&CRITIQUE] EVENTS

[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
#06 Duchamp: The Creative Act

Friday, 8 April 2016, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Field, 385 Queens Road, London SE14 5HD
Rail/Overground: New Cross Gate, Queens Road Peckham
Chaired by F. D., Respondent Penelope Kupfer
Free, please book your place

In April we are reading Marcel Duchamp’s The Creative Act, a paper he presented in April 1957 at a session of the American Federation of Arts in Houston, Texas. Listen to a recording of this talk at UbuWeb. The discussion will be chaired by F. D. and Penelope Kupfer will contribute in the role of respondent.

DOWNLOAD: Duchamp, Marcel (1957). The Creative Act. Published in The New Art, Gregory Battock ed. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc. pp. 23-26.

Marcel Duchamp [1942] Behind Mile of String. First Papers of Surrealism, New York. Photo by Arnold Newman.
Marcel Duchamp [1942] Behind Mile of String. First Papers of Surrealism, New York. Photo by Arnold Newman.
Suggested further reading

De Duve, Thierry (1990). Authorship Stripped Bare, Even. RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics No. 19/20 (1990/1991), pp. 234-241.

Eliot, TS (1921). Tradition and the Individual Talent. In The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Online version

Haladyn, Julian Jason (2015). On ‘The Creative Act’. Toutfait, 1 Apr 2015.

Kahneman, Daniel (2011). Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Ranciere, Jacques (2009). The Emancipated Spectator, trans. Gregory Elliott. London: Verso.

Sontag, Susan (1961). Against Interpretation. In Against Interpretation and Other Essays, New York: Dell, pp. 3-14.

Koestler, Arthur (1975). The Act of Creation. London: Picador.