Hinge Pictures

March 14 to June 16, 2019 : Contemporary Art Center New Orleans

A complicated show of women artists who take off on the ideas written in the Green Box – part of Marcel Duchamp’s work called “the large glass,'” or officially, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, or so I thought. The subtitle, gives away the fact that the artists are just standing up against the partrimony.

Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension

Having just read the text, in French, I am questioning my understanding of what was said in the Notes of the Green Box, but also how Duchamp had actually written the word “hinge”. I don’t remember that word although I remember the concept of works that will change the nature of art and painting from something that is a two-dimensional decoration for the wall to something that makes use of the place where it exists, the light of the day and duration. The notes are apparently stuck in with the miniatures that are part of his Green Box, or his tiny portable museums – his works in a box.

The artists whose work is in this show have also make books that are assembled into one book, the catalogue for this show.

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