THIS WEEK AT REVOLVE
A Talk by William Henry Price
THIS THURSDAY October 29 at 7:00pm
***Part of the FIRST DRAFT series of evening talks at REVOLVE***
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp mounted a bicycle wheel on a stool and placed it into the rarified space of art. And while Duchamp was endeavoring to “put painting once again to the service of the mind”, Bushman shamans of the Kalahari were making images in the service of spirits, as they had done for thousands of years. In this talk, William reframes Duchamp’s quizzical art by taking us deep into the rock art and ritual of the San Bushman.
We will look at San Bushman paintings on rock faces and decipher their meanings. And we will decipher Duchamp as well, as we watch him erasing traditions, seeking freedom from dogmas of any kind. These are the bookends of art as spiritual activity: the Bushman having no concept of art apart from its function, and Duchamp wanting no “art” beyond concepts.
From this dialogue, a stunning question arises. Can we embrace both? Come and enjoy the wit and grace of both Duchamp and the Bushmen of the Kalahari.
More Information about William HERE.
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