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Dr Marcus Moore

Senior Lecturer

School of Art

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Visual and material culture studies, writing and creative practice, contemporary art and contemporary art history, the readymade, the 20th century French/American artist Marcel Duchamp.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Art History (190102): Art Theory and Criticism (190100): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000): Visual Cultures (190104)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1960-2011

Dr. Marcus Moore was invited guest curator for the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. In addition to Massey University Research Funding, this major exhibition received support from Victoria University of Wellington, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Christchurch Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery. The exhibition was based on Moore's research and showcased seldom-seen works by Duchamp held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, to document the little-known gift of his works as part of the Isaacs Bequest (1982), and it referenced the ground-breaking exhibition of the Sisler Collection of Duchamp's works that toured New Zealand in 1967 (a Collection Moore has researched in full, including its origins and its circulation from New York to London to Auckland). These actual instances of Duchamp 'in' New Zealand were set alongside three generations of New Zealand artists who register a debt to his example. The show brought together works by 29 artists. Marcus Moore's approach, which was evident in the selection and layout of the exhibition, was to explore how Marcel Duchamp's legacy can be read uniquely from a New Zealand perspective. http://www.adamartgallery.org.nz/past-exhibitions/peripheral-relations-marcel-duchamp-and-new-zealand-art-1960-2011
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Date Range: 2012 - 2012

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Moore, MT. (2011). Marcel Duchamp: "Twisting Memory For the Fun of it" or a form of retroactive interference? - Recalling the Impacts of Leaving Home on the Readymade. Memory Connection. 1(1), 392-403 Retrieved from http://www.memoryconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/MarcusMoore1.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2009). Expatriate voyager: Concerning works by Francis Upritchard. Landfall. (217), 129-136
[Journal article]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2007). 'Museums Get the Best Gifts'. Material World. (New York and London: New York University and University College London). Libraray of Congress Catalogue, ISSN: 2158-5660. : Online
[Internet publication]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2007). "Admit one": Presenting Adrian Reginald Hall, Auckland, 1971. Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture. (1), 113-125 Retrieved from http://issuu.com/aucklandartgallery/docs/readingroom_01_2007_f47773563816b9?e=7464930/3879422
[Journal article]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2007). Attracting dust in New Zealand lost and found: Betty's waistcoat and other Duchampian traces. Tout-fait: The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal. 1, unpaged Retrieved from http://www.toutfait.com/online_journal_details.php?postid=46601
[Journal article]Authored by: Moore, M.

Book

Leach, ML., Moore, MT., Sanderson, A., & Barton, C. (2007). My Blue Peninsula. (pp. 1 - 27). Wellington, NZ: Maddie Leach
[Chapter]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.(2007). Made by hand: 'Serving the purposes of art, even'. Wellington, NZ: Maddie Leach
[Authored Book]Authored by: Moore, M.

Creative Work

Moore, MTG. (2017) The Crazy Moth and Being Idle Revolution. [Exhibition] Dunedin
[Artwork]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG., & bagnall, . (2015) Butterfly Blue and Toward the Butterfly Machines. [Exhibition] Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Marriott, TN., & moore, M. (2014). Playing the Gallery.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T., Moore, M.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Moore, MT. (2012) Giovanni Intra, Golden Evenings 1994 (2012 reconstruction by Marcus Moore of installation originally conceived by Giovanni Intra for Art Now, Museum of New Zealand, 1994). [Exhibition] Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University Wellington, N.Z.
[Artwork]Edited by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2012) Malcolm Ross, Untitled [Maltreated Furniture: Coat Hooks] 1971 (2012 reconstruction undertaken by Marcus Moore of 1971 original). [Exhibition] Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
[Artwork]Edited by: Moore, M.
Moore, M. (2012, July 27). Curator [invited]: Peripheral relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1967 - 2011. Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2006) 'And the Waterfalls'. Contemporary Collections, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2006.. [Exhibition] Christchurch Art Gallery
[Artwork]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2001). Some Lies, I'm Not Too Sure How to respond to that, Evan. 200x800x250, bookcase, thermos flasks, books, mech.&elect parts,2001. [Artefact].
[Artefact]Authored by: Moore, M.

Thesis

Moore, MT.Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art, 1965 - 2007. By Means of Duchamp's Peripheral Vision: Case Studies in a History of Reception. (Doctoral Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Moore, M.

Conference

Moore, MTG.Made by Hand. . Massey University, Wellington
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG.Of 1917 time and space: appreciating Marcel Duchamp's Fountain beyond ready-made. . Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moore, M.
Bagnall, CJ., & Moore, M. (2015, June). Toward Butterfly Machines. Presented at Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand. Massey University Wellington Campus.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Moore, MTG., & Bagnall, CJ. (2015). Butterfly blue, toward butterfly machines. , 6th Annual Conference of Australia and New Zealand Popular Culture
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Moore, M. (2013, February). From the periphery: New forms of readymade. Presented at 101st College Art Association [CAA] Annual Conference. New York. NY, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2010). Marcel Duchamp and Twisting Memory For the 'Fun of It'. , Contained Memory
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.(2009). Terms of engagement. . Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.Pseudo-anthropology, fetish, fake and ready-made. . University of Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2008, December). Pseudo-anthropology, fetish, fake and ready-made. Presented at Joint Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA), Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ASAANZ) and Australian Anthropological Society (AAS). University of Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2008). Pseudo-anthropology, fetish, fake and ready-made. In Joint Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of UK and Commonwealth (ASA), Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ASAANZ) and Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)(pp. 30). , Joint Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of UK and Commonwealth (ASA), Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ASAANZ) and Australian Anthropological Society (AAS). Association of Social Anthropologists.: Association of Social Anthropologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.(2006, August 11). 'The Case of Adrian Hall and Plasma Cast Iron Foam Company, 1971'. , Theorising Art Practice / Writing Art History
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.Marcel Duchamp and Twisting Memory For the 'Fun of It'. International Contained Memory Conference, Te Papa, Wellington, NZ, 9-11 December, 2011..
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.Terms of Engagement.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.Terms of Engagement. , One Day Sculpture
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Moore, M.

Other

Moore, MTG. (2016). The End to That Eye. Enjoy Public Art Gallery (online)
[Other]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2013). On Warhol, Critical Forum, Massey University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, M. (2013, May). Post-peripheral relations. In Sculpture Symposium: The Material World: Sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art from 2002 - 2013, Master of Fine Arts Seminar Series, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2012). Studio, critical forum.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, M. (2012). Peripheral relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1967 - 2011. Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University
[Other]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2012). Curator's floor talk, Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington.. : Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, M. (2012, August). The box in the museum. In About Duchamp: A series of roundtable discussions: Three conversations focused on aspects of Duchamp's reception in New Zealand. Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, M. (2012, September). Fountain down under. In About Duchamp: A series of roundtable discussions: Three conversations focused on apsects of Duchamp's reception in New Zealand, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2011, June). Behind Closed Doors: g. bridle.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2011, June). On g. bridle: The Retreat. Presented at Victoria University of Wellington. : Adam Art Gallery.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2011, October). Using the Periphery Wisely: Some New Thoughts on Marcel Duchamp. Presented at Art History, Victoria University of Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2007). 'The Matter of g. bridle.' Moore was commissioned by curator Sarah Farrow and the artist to produce new scholarly essay for a Wellingon City Gallery imprint publication (edition of 500 copies) for the solo exhibition of g. bridle at the Michael Hirshfeld Gallery, Wellington City Gallery, 2007.. Michael Hirschfeld Gallery
[Other]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2007). Marcel Duchamp: The readymade and location. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Cross, DA., & Moore, MT. (2007, May). Discussion on HOLD. In HOLD: Closing Event. Presented at Massey University, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2006). Ronnie van Hout: 'Shift'. (pp. 100 - 101). Art & Industry Biennial Trust
[Other]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT. (2006). Choi Jeong-Hwa: 'Happy Happy'. (pp. 60 - 61). Art & Industry Biennial Trust
[Other]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.Take a kitchen stool: Duchamp and Post-Object Art. School of Visual and Material Culture Seminar Series, Massey University..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.The Legacy of Duchamp and the Readymade on Andy Warhol, Warhol Immortal: Secondary Schools' Education Forum, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.Art and culture: Curator's interview, Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art. : Radio New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MT.2009, respondent for the 2009 Peter Turner Memorial Lecture, International speaker Professor Anne Marsh Monash University..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Liang Cui - PhD
    A Study of 'the Unqualified' in the Practice of Painting in a Contemporary Context
  • Claire Hughes - PhD
    How can contemporary sculpture and installation, through exploration and development of emergent technologies and the use of metaphor, be a catalyst for direct experiential encounters producing speculative and new perceptual awareness of time and space dimensions and theories of reality?

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