Bartleby Review: Issue 1-20
Book Launch & Reading
222 East Georgia Street
October 4th, 7pm
Publication Studio presents the launch of Bartleby Review: Issue 1-20, an anthology of the first twenty issues of Bartleby Review, an art leaflet published in Vancouver (but not only a leaflet of Vancouver art) edited by Steffanie Ling and Charlie Satterlee. Please join us at the launch for readings by past contributors Tiziana La Melia, Steffanie Ling, Kalli Niedoba and Ellis Sam.
Part of Vancouver Art/Book Fair’s Artists’ Books Week
Anonymous said: How do you measure between the future and the past?
The secret of immortality is simply to regard all time as infinite. Whatever time you’re in, think of it as going on forever. The time you’re in suddenly becomes huge and you do a huge thing very fast.
Architecture by Alero Olympio, Ghana
Photograph by Aletch Ka
Tonsure (rear view), 1921
Marcel Duchamp (photographed by Man Ray, 1890–1976)
This portrait of Duchamp, probably taken by the artist’s friend Man Ray, shows the back of Duchamp’s head with his star/comet tonsure haircut. The motivations for and circumstances surrounding the haircut remain unclear, but the tonsure and star/comet imagery have multiple meanings. The tonsure historically served as a symbol of the célibat,or one who withdraws from society. By 1921 Duchamp had repeatedly withdrawn from artistic, social, familial, and romantic engagements.
It is possible that the tonsure haircut also refers to Rrose Sélavy, Duchamp’s female alter ego, who first emerged in 1920. The five-pointed star, which from Roman times has been called the “Rose of Venus,” is associated with the goddess of love and functions as symbol of the feminine. In this way, the tonsure can be considered an outward sign of Duchamp’s multiple and shifting identities.
The Snail Room, by Carlo Bugatti, 1902. Oak, vellum, and bronze.
Ennio Tomai, Bronze, c. 1920
Snail (Detail) in Annunciation by Francesco del Cossa
Inspiration for Nayuko Yamamoto’s 2014 MA Show. Photograph from the first futuristic opera by Kazimir Malevich ‘Victory over the Sun’, 1913.
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From The Book of Dimma, an 8th-century Irish pocket Gospel Book.