Edited by Edward Colless
Art + Australia Document Series
This ‘green box’ is filled with documents: newspaper extracts, quotes, and letters, even the occasional definition of the title itself. Much like Marcel Duchamp’s original Green Box (1934), extracted texts are placed loosely on the page so that their conceptual relationships and dimension to the overall work is highlighted. Essays by Donald Brook, Rex Butler, Edward Colless, A.D.S. Donaldson, Monique Fong, Marcus Moore, Tom Picton Warlow, Terry Smith, and Daniel Thomas explore the effect the 1967-68 touring exhibition of Duchamp’s work from the Mary Sisler Collection throughout Australia and New Zealand had on local artistic practice, exposition, theory and critical debate. It included his most famous ready-mades, such as the Bicycle Wheel (1913) and the inverted urinal, Fountain (1913).