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Marcel Duchamp – Pharmacie
Stefan Banz [see all titles]
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp [see all titles]
Stefan Banz Marcel Duchamp Pharmacie
Published with Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg.
published in January 2014
bilingual edition (English / German)
10,5 x 14 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
308 pages (ill.)
€20.00
ISBN: 978-3-86984-465-7
EAN: 9783869844657
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First publication ever to focus exclusively on Marcel Duchamp's Pharmacie, the first rectified readymade in art history.
Pharmacie has been largely neglected in the Duchamp literature, although it takes a key position in his radical artistic concept. Stefan Banz describes the emergence of the work, and compares the conceptual and optical differences between the three existing versions from the years 1914, 1937, and 1945. In addition, he explores the significance of the term “rectified readymade” and discusses the philosophical dimension of this succinct, enigmatic, and cryptic work.
Stefan Banz (born in Sursee, lives and works in Switzerland) is an artist and author. In 1989 he cofounded the Kunsthalle Luzern and served as its artistic director until 1993; since then he has been working as a freelance artist, participating in solo and group exhibitions in international galleries and museums. From July 1994 to December 1997 he was the artistic consultant and curator of Galerie Hauser & Wirth. In 2000 he received the Manor Art Prize, and the Recognition Award from the City of Lucerne. From 2004 to 2014 he collaborated artistically with Caroline Bachmann. In 2005 he was the curator for the Swiss Pavilion at the 51st Biennale in Venice. In 2009 he cofounded the association , and in 2010 he co-organized the event “Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall” in Cully, Switzerland, both with Caroline Bachmann. Since then he has been the artistic director of the KMD.

See also Caroline Bachmann & Stefan Banz.