The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artists' Response

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Announcement for The Seduction of Duchamp, 2009 © ArtZone 461 Gallery
The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artists' Response

461 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
January 9th, 2010 - February 7th, 2010
Opening: January 9th, 2010 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

12-6 pm Wednesday-Sunday, anytime by appointment.
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, surrealism, modern, sculpture


ArtZone 461 Gallery is pleased to be the San Francisco venue from January 9 through February 7, 2010 for the traveling exhibition "The Seduction of Duchamp / Bay Area Artists’ Response". Independent curator Hanna Regev organized the show by inviting over thirty local artists to create new works representing their response to the influence and importance of Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968). He was the founder of Dadaism and closely associated with futurist and surrealist movements. The exhibition features a wide variety of art practices and media.

Fitting Duchampian theory and approach, ArtZone Director Steven Lopez will assist in curating this exhibition. It was first presented at the Slaughterhouse Space – an alternative art venue on the grounds of the Duchamp Winery in Healdsburg, CA. The show draws its inspiration from the historic 1949 West Coast Roundtable Discussion at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Duchamp was the main speaker and was joined by prominent invited guests for a discussion on Modern Art.

ArtZone will host two programs associated with the exhibition: Architects Zoe Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak will discuss on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 pm, the implications of algorithmic design and probability as an Art form. The discussion will be moderated by architect Theo Armour who worked as a program manager for many releases of the leading design software AutoCad.

The second panel discussion: Unraveling the Duchamp Enigma will be moderated by Ray Beldner and feature artists Richard Berger, Naomie Kremer and Jan Wurm on Sunday, January 31 at 3:00 pm. The Artists will discuss how Marcel Duchamp’s interests, preoccupations, styles and media has influenced their art practices.

The gallery always displays examples of our artists’ work and consignments beyond the main exhibition space.

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