Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cage vs. Duchamp: Toronto Musical Chess Match 1968

john cage vs, marcel duchamp
john cage vs, marcel duchamp
On Tuesday March 5th, 1968 John Cage & Marcel Duchamp performed "Reunion" at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto. Photo Credits: musicworks magazine

Duchamp won the first chess match almost immediately, so a second game lasting over 4 hours, was played between Cage and DUchamp's wife, Teeny.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New books by John Held - USA

A set of two books have been published at TAM-Publications.

Part – 1 (page 1-439) and Part -2 (page 440-919) of the book “Where the Secret is Hidden” , Collected Essays, 1979-2011 containing 106 essays written over 30 years on the 20th Century cultural avant-garde including Duchamp, Cage, Mail Art, Fluxus, BiY, zine and artist publishing, international cultural networking, performance art, rubber stamps and other artistic mediums the mainstream considers marginal. Each essay is illustrated with the publication in which it first appeared or an associated item. (see: for more details of both parts)