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Chess with Duchamp, Readymade Art

  • Location:
    AC Institute, 547 W. 27th St. #610, New York, New York, 10001, US

Chess with Duchamp, Readymade Art
A Project by Holly Crawford

“…the metaphysical chess game called ‘art history’…” Adam Gopnik, New Yorker 6/27/11

What’s your position? What do you want to be? Do you have a gambit?

We invite all comers to participate in, or observe, a game of chess with living chesspersons. People will move around the big board on the floor. Two computers battle it out with your body at play. Come in costume, if you wish! All participation and participants will be documented.

"The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem. … I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists."— Marcel Duchamp

Groups are welcome. Some props will be available, such as crowns and swords.

Where: AC Institute, 547 West 27th Street, 6th floor
When: Thursday October 27 6-8 pm.
RSVP to chess@artcurrents.org

Walk-ins Welcome!

Anyone wishing to produce this project elsewhere may do so, so long as (1) there is no charge for the event; it is free; and (2) you to send information about place and time before the event , and documentation after the event, to Holly Crawford (chess@artcurrents.org)