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Time Capsule: from Dada to Warhol

Time Capsule: from Dada to Warhol

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May 20, 2020
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  1. SHEILA GOLOBOROTKO
    Time Capsules:
    A Survey of Artists
    From Dada to Warhol

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  2. Marcel Duchamp
    Box in a suitcase
    Case with color reproductions and a photo of the Artist works. Watercolor and ink,
    40.7 X 37.2 X 10.1 cm
    1941
    Dada Movement: Marcel Duchamp, French artist, was a participant artist in the Dada movement or
    Dadaism(1916-1922) an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century in Zürich,
    Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire; New York Dada began circa 1915 and after 1920 flourished in Paris.
    Developed in reaction to World War I, the Dada movement consisted of artists who rejected theologic,
    reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality and anti-
    bourgeois protest in their works

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  3. Marcel Duchamp‘s introduction of the concept of the readymade certainly was a milestone in the history of the avant-
    garde, since it has profoundly changed the modernist paradigm based on the idea of originality. He kept proposing bold,
    innovative and radical ideas which were not all recognized during his lifetime. It wasn’t until the post-war period that
    Duchamp became saluted as an icon by the new generation of artists belonging to Neo-Dada, Fluxus, Minimalism and
    a bit later Conceptualism.
    Marcel Duchamp
    From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (The
    Box in a Valise)
    68 miniature replicas and color reproductions of works by Ducha
    mp contained in a cardboard box covered in
    red leather.Edition of 75 from a complete edition of 300;
    415 x 38.5 x 9.9 cm
    1936-41/1966

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  4. Marcel Duchamp
    Box in a Valise (From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy)
    Leather valise containing miniature replicas, photographs, color reproductions
    of works by Duchamp, and one “original" drawing [Large Glass, collotype on
    celluloid, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2"
    1935-41
    Between 1935 and 1940, Marcel
    Duchamp created a deluxe edition of
    twenty boxes, each in a brown leather
    carrying case but with slight variations
    in design and content. A later edition
    consisting of six different series was
    created during the 1950s and 1960s;
    these eliminated the suitcase, used
    different colored fabrics for the cover,
    and altered the number of items
    inside.
    Each box unfolds to reveal pull-out
    standing frames displaying Nude
    Descending a Staircase and other
    works, diminutive Readymades hung
    in a vertical "gallery," and loose prints
    mounted on paper. Duchamp included
    in each deluxe box one "original."

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  5. Geoffrey Hendricks
    Sky Box
    1960's
    George Maciunas
    Gift Box for Jerold Ordover: Spell Your Name with These Objects
    Assorted objects in leatherette and velvet-lined box.
    ca. 1970
    Fluxus was an international, interdisciplinary community of artists, composers, designers and poets during the
    1960s and 1970s who engaged in experimental art performances which emphasized the artistic process over the
    finished product.
    Fluxkit
    Fluxus edition, assembled by George Maciunas (American, 1931-1978).
    Mixed media (vinyl attaché case), printed matter.
    1964/65

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  6. Flux Year Box 2
    Various Artists
    Designed and edited by George Maciunas, American (Kaunas, Lithuania 1931 - 1978 Boston, MA)
    Published by Fluxus, American
    late 1960s
    A signature Fluxus production, is a boxed anthology of works by 17 artists that was edited and
    assembled by Fluxus “chairman” George Maciunas. Fluxus artists valued a do-it-yourself aesthetic,
    using whatever materials were on hand and choosing simplicity over complexity. Like all Fluxus
    editions, the contents of each box vary depending on what Maciunas had available at the time.

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  7. In the spring of 1974, while in the process of moving his studio to 860 Broadway, Andy Warhol began
    organizing the materials filling his studio at 33 Union Square West into standard-sized cardboard boxes he
    called Time Capsules. Eventually the Time Capsules came to number more than 610, and included 40 filing
    cabinet drawers and a large trunk. The Time Capsules are now a focal point of the Museum's various
    collections of archival material.
    Andy Warhol
    Time Capsules

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  8. Many Time Capsules contain items dating from the 1950s and earlier. One contains several books printed in
    the 17th century. Other contents range from source material for Warhol's art to souvenirs he collected on his
    many travels, as well as some of his films, recordings, clothing, correspondence and business-related
    material. In short, nearly anything that came across his desk could find its way into a Time Capsule and
    Warhol habitually kept a box beside his desk as a Time Capsule in progress. It was taped shut and dated by
    an assistant when Warhol completed it. The wall of boxes behind the glass partition consists of 136 Time
    Capsules.
    Andy Warhol
    Time Capsules

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  9. At the Warhol museum, the contents of one Time Capsule are exhibited in the vitrines along the glass
    partition and will be changed periodically. Other material from the archives can be seen in the vitrines in the
    galleries and in the wall-mounted displays opposite the elevator and along the central hall of each floor.
    Andy Warhol
    Time Capsules

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  10. The feeling gotten from opening these boxes must be beyond exciting. Taking a small glimpse into Andy’s
    world, what he wished for, what he did, what he saw as important, other from what we know from all the
    books and catalogues. The fortunate ones had the chance to take part in this sacred process, while the rest
    of us can console in the fact that Time Capsules of pop art will be digitized and put online
    Andy Warhol
    Time Capsules

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  11. SHEILA GOLOBOROTKO

    2020

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