marcel duchamp and the forestay waterfall
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the association kunsthalle marcel duchamp was founded in 2009 in the aim of organizing a symposium and an international event devoted to marcel duchamp and the forestay waterfall, in may 2010.

in summer 1946, marcel duchamp spent five weeks in switzerland, including five days at the hotel bellevue (today, le baron tavernier) near chexbres, on lake geneva. there he discovered the forestay waterfall. no research was ever done as to why the artist chose this waterfall and not another to become the starting point for and ultimately the landscape of his famous final masterpiece, étant donnés: 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le gaz d’éclairage. a multidisciplinary event in cully, on lake geneva, near the forestay waterfall, attempted to provide answers to this and many other questions about duchamp’s work.

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marcel duchamp and the foresty waterfall 

salle davel, cully
may 7 to may 9, 2010

with papers by
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
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exhibition at kunsthalle marcel duchamp
ecke bonk

50cc eau de forestay, 110gr auer von welsbach ... et quelques rayons cosmiques

place d'armes | quai de l'indépendance, cully
may 6 to june 13, 2010

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exhibition at davel 14 gallery
i want to grasp things with the mind the way the penis is grasped by the vagina 

rue davel 14, cully
may 6 to june 13, 2010

john zorn – tadanori yokoo – stephan wittmer – rolf winnewisser – martin widmer – wang xingwei – aldo walker – michael taylor – 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 – pierre keller – felix kälin – jing wei – richard jackson – fabrice hyber – erwin hofstetter – herzog/demeuron – goldfrapp – jean-claude forest – etant donnés – marcel duchamp – anke doberauer – jacques derrida – rosemary cel – monica bonvicini – rudolf blättler – georg baselitz – fritz balthaus – francis bacon – caroline bachmann & stefan banz – ai weiwei … curated by stefan banz 

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roman signer 


in the forestay waterfall, bellevue, puidoux/chexbres
may 7 to may 9, 2010

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andreas glauser  

plays sonitus errans after marcel duchamp's musical erratum

salle davel, cully
18:00, may 6, 2010

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marcel duchamp and the forestay waterfall

edited by stefan banz

distributed by jrp|ringier, zurich
408 pages
20 essays and texts in english
480 images and illustrations in black and white, and color
24,5 x 17,5 cm
euro 32.00
isbn 978-3-03764-156-9

with texts and essays by caroline bachmann, stefan banz, étienne barilier, lars blunck, paul b. franklin, antje von graevenitz, dalia judovitz, michael lüthy, ­bernard marcadé, adeena mey, herbert molderings, stanislaus von moos, ­francis m. naumann, mark nelson, molly nesbit, dominique radrizzani, michael r. ­taylor, philip ursprung, and hans maria de wolf.

special artistic contributions by mélanie althaus, ecke bonk, andreas glauser, peter roesch, roman signer, tadanori yokoo, and many others.

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around the forestay waterfall

lavaux, le forestay and marcel duchamp
by stefan banz, july 2007
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the forestay waterfall
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the landscape around the forestay waterfall
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the forestay waterfall on october 25, 2016, after the rain. photograph by stefan banz