Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp

The Association Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp (KMD) was founded in 2009 in the aim of organizing a symposium and an international event devoted to Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall. The KMD was also built for this occasion, and a book edition was initiated in collaboration with the Verlag für moderne Kunst in Nuremberg (since 2015 in Vienna).
The KMD is a homage to Marcel Duchamp's Box in a Valise. It is situated on the shore of lake Geneva, not far from the Forestay Waterfall, which the artist photographed in 1946 as the starting point of his last masterpiece Étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau, 2° le gaz d'éclairage. 
The KMD is the world's “smallest” museum and shows “great” exhibitions of internationally renowned and emerging artists. KMD edition publishes hard-cover books (art theory, monographs, artists' books, and exhibition catalogues) not only in its meanwhile famous miniature format but also in standard, larger formats.
Tthe KMD is an artistic project by Caroline Bachmann and Stefan Banz.
 
 
22 titles
 
Stefan Banz - Marcel Duchamp: Richard Mutt\'s Fountain
2019
English edition
Stefan Banz has brought together and evaluated all the relevant documents and sources relating to Fountain by Richard Mutt alias Marcel Duchamp. At least one thing is certain after reading them: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven had definitively nothing to do with the creation of Fountain. In addition, Banz has succeeded in writing a highly inspiring book containing many new and revealing ideas that present this work of the century in a much more differentiated light.
Michael R. Taylor - Percy Rainford - Duchamp\'s “Invisible” Photographer
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Misceallenous
First publication dedicated to Jamaican-born American photographer Percy Rainford, a longtime collaborator of both Marcel Duchamp and architect Frederick Kiesler. Drawing from extensive archival research and interviews, author Michael R. Taylor showcases the work of this remarkable avant-garde photographer, while also shedding new light on his collaborations with Duchamp and Kiesler.
Louis Michel Eilshemius - Six Musical Moods (+ CD)
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The first publication ever dedicated to the musical works of American painter Louis Michel Eilshemius: Halfway between romantic tradition and futurist audacity, these sound pieces which prefigure the use of sampling are interpreted with virtuosity by the young pianist Imke Lichtwark in the accompanying CD. The book also includes texts by Roberto Ohrt, Sven Daigger, Stefan Banz, and by Eilshemius himself.
Stefan Banz - One Rock Upon Another - Marcel Duchamp, Jules Verne, Max Bill, Joseph Beuys, Fischli | Weiss, Ai Weiwei
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.
Helen Molesworth - Duchamp - By Hand, Even / À la main, même / Mit der Hand, sogar
2017
trilingual edition (English / French / German)
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Misceallenous
In her brilliant essay, Helen Molesworth pinpoints the significance of the return of the handmade in Duchamp's artistic oeuvre of his later years and, at the same time, and for the very first time, makes this fundamental paradigmatic change the focal point of academic debate.
Stefan Banz - Aldo Walker – Logotyp - En gardant un œil sur Marcel Duchamp et William Copley
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
An analysis of the work of an unheralded artist both profound and captivating written by his friend, artist and curator Stefan Banz.
Didier Semin - Duchamp - The Paradigm of the Cartoon
2015
trilingual edition (English / French / German)
The influence of cartoon on Duchamp's work.
Stefan Banz - Louis Michel Eilshemius - Peer of Poet-Painters
2015
English edition
This monumental first retrospective monograph dedicated to Louis Michel Eilshemius brings together works from over 70 institutions and private collections, providing the reader with a profound insight into the oeuvre of this unusual artist. In an expansive essay, Stefan Banz examines for the first time the questions of whether and to what extent Eilshemius influenced Duchamp's artistic thinking.
Stefan Banz - Jeff Wall - With the Eye of the Mind
2014
English edition
An innovative examination of Jeff Wall's photography.
Besides, it\'s always the others who die
2014
English edition
Taking as its starting point a pilgrimage that takes place in Italy during the day of the dead, this publication is part of a collective and multidisciplinary project which aims to reflect upon death, to more deeply celebrate life.
Stefan Banz - Jeff Wall - Mit dem Auge des Geistes
2014
German edition
An innovative examination of Jeff Wall's photography.
Stefan Banz - Marcel Duchamp - Pharmacie
2014
bilingual edition (English / German)
First publication ever to focus exclusively on Marcel Duchamp's Pharmacie, the first rectified readymade in art history.
Jeff Wall - Marcel Duchamp - Étant donnés
2013
trilingual edition (English / French / German)
Transcript of Jeff Wall's extraordinary lecture on Marcel Duchamp's great legacy Étant donnés, presented at the First Annual Anne d'Harnoncourt Memorial Symposium, September 11, 2009, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
La broyeuse de chocolat
2013
bilingual edition (English / German)
First publication ever to be devoted entirely to Duchamp's Broyeuse de chocolat, this volume also documents the event organized by the Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of this iconic work.
Harald Harzheim - The Kings of the B\'s - Jean-Luc Godard & Roger Corman
2013
bilingual edition (French / German)
Godard and Corman have worked concurrently on the same themes and subjects, using similar stylistic devices and production techniques. The fact that this affinity has so far remained undiscovered has its explanation in hard-set opinions and judgment criteria. Harald Harzheim has now succeeded in breaking this mindset, enabling us see the work of these radical independent filmmakers in a completely new perspective.
 John Cage & Thomas Wulffen - Rrose to the occasion - A conversation
2012
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
In 1984, John Cage gave a concert at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Thomas Wulffen seized the opportunity to talk to him about his work, about Berlin, and about Germany. The hitherto unpublished interview shows this major avant-garde artist in a relaxed mood, perfectly at his ease, though not without a light touch of irony. An historical document.
 Cildo Meireles & Antoni Muntadas - Salt & Sugar - No Sugar, No Salt
2012
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Catalogue documenting a unique installation born from the colllaboration of two major artists of the twentieth century.
Friedrich Kittler - Platz der Luftbrücke - Ein Gespräch mit Stefan Banz
2011
German edition
The extended new edition of the out-of-print publication of the same name, from the year 1996, appears on the occasion of the death of Friedrich Kittler. Along with an introduction, it contains an extensive and unabridged interview with Stefan Banz and Kittler's unusual text Skiagraphia, die Schattenschrift (the shadowed text) from 2005.
Jean-Christophe Ammann - Das Wespennest ist eine Kathedrale - Ein Gespräch mit Stefan Banz
2011
German edition
An interview with Jean-Christophe Ammann.
 Caroline Bachmann & Stefan Banz - Tenderness and Temperature
2011
English edition
Caroline Bachmann and Stefan Banz have designed a photographic and pictorial artist's book which focuses on Berlin cemeteries. In a combination of photography and painting they consider the uniqueness of the park-like cemeteries in Berlin, which are used as leisure and recreational areas. Bachmann and Banz turn these places of melancholy and calm into an aesthetic experience by “making emotions visible”.
Norbert Bisky - A Retrospective - Ten years of painting
2011
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Celebrating ten years of artistic career, this catalogue reproduces a series of miniature replicas of mostly huge-format paintings by Norbert Bisky, repainted by the artist himself.
Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall
2010
English edition
A Duchampian discovery.


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