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The Peter Wall Institute and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France presents the 2017 French Scholar Lecture Series. Join us on April 6 for a talk about Marcel Duchamp and a roundtable with French philosopher and writer Hadrien Laroche in discussion with T'ai Smith.

Hadrien Laroche will re-historicize Marcel Duchamp by examining Duchamp’s last posthumous pornographic diorama-piece, Given, (1946-1969), in regard to World War II. Given gives meaning to the naked life, trauma and the vulnerability of the living. In redressing Duchamp’s signature mode of production—the readymade—T’ai Smith  seeks to understand the consequences of his (economic) calculus. The adoption of this label and mode, she will argue, saw the avant-garde as the offspring of the marriage of fashion and capital.

Following the talks there wil be a roundtable discussion with Serge Guilbaut and Richard Prince.

Hadrien Laroche is a scholar, a philosopher and a writer. He is a specialist of Jean Genet, Marcel Duchamp and Jacques Derrida.

T’ai Smith, Dept. of Art History, Visual Art & Theory. Her research focuses on the areas of modern and contemporary European and American art and design, visual studies, critical theory, media theory and cultural techniques.

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (302) 1961 East Mall UBC

VANCOUVER - Duchamp on Wheels

When
April 6, 2017 from 10am to 1pm
Where
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (302)
1961 East Mall UBC

The Peter Wall Institute and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France presents the 2017 French Scholar Lecture Series. Join us on April 6 for a talk about Marcel Duchamp and a roundtable with French philosopher and writer Hadrien Laroche in discussion with T'ai Smith.

Hadrien Laroche will re-historicize Marcel Duchamp by examining Duchamp’s last posthumous pornographic diorama-piece, Given, (1946-1969), in regard to World War II. Given gives meaning to the naked life, trauma and the vulnerability of the living. In redressing Duchamp’s signature mode of production—the readymade—T’ai Smith  seeks to understand the consequences of his (economic) calculus. The adoption of this label and mode, she will argue, saw the avant-garde as the offspring of the marriage of fashion and capital.

Following the talks there wil be a roundtable discussion with Serge Guilbaut and Richard Prince.

Hadrien Laroche is a scholar, a philosopher and a writer. He is a specialist of Jean Genet, Marcel Duchamp and Jacques Derrida.

T’ai Smith, Dept. of Art History, Visual Art & Theory. Her research focuses on the areas of modern and contemporary European and American art and design, visual studies, critical theory, media theory and cultural techniques.