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Dr Marcus Moore

Senior Lecturer

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

Fine arts, visual and material culture studies, writing and creative practice, recent New Zealand art history, post-object art histories, the ready-made, 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 1 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

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Research Outputs

Journal

Moore, MTG. (2018). Paul Cullen—on Building Structures. Back Story Journal of New Zealand Art, Design and Media History. Retrieved from auckland:%20Auckland%20University%20of%20Technology
[Journal article]Authored by: Moore, M.
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

Barton, Christina, . (Ed.) (2018). Paul Cullen: Building Structures and Other (incomplete) Models. : Auckland: split/fountain
[Edited Book]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2018). The Nine Stoppages Down Under. In Here & Now: Marcel Duchamp 2018. : University of Western Australia
[Chapter]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2018). With all kinds of delays, Marcel Duchamp in New Zealand 1967. In Documents: Marcel Duchamp 1967-68. University of Melbourne: Art+Australia
[Chapter]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2012). Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art: An Introduction. In . Barton, Christina (Ed.) Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1960-2011 (ISBN 978-1-877309-27-4). (pp. 07 - 15). : Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Moore, M.
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. (2018, May 23). Paul Cullen: Building Structures 1979. The Engine Room, Massey University Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2018, November 17). Paul Cullen: Building Structures and Other (incomplete) Models. St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG., & Bagnall, C. (2017) The Crazy Moth (artwork) + Being Idle Revolution (academic paper). [Exhibition] Dunedin School of Art Public Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Bagnall, CJ., & Moore, MTG. (2015) Butterfly Blue in association with academic paper Towards the Butterfly Machine.. [Exhibition] [Fabric, embroidery, mechanical and electrical components, digital film loop transferred to DVD]. In Virtually-Pop, curated by Adam Geczy and Julieanna Preston. Popular Culture of Australia and New Zealand Symposium. Te Ara Hihiko Gallery, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand. 29 Jun - 01 Jul 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Moore, M., & Bagnall, C. (2015) Toward Butterfly Machines. [Exhibition] Virtually Pop (exhibition + catalogue) and academic paper aligned with Popular Culture Of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Te Arahihiko, 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, MTG. (2012). Giovanni Intra, Golden Evenings (1994), a 2012 reconstruction by Marcus Moore [Artefact]. : Exhibited in 'Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp & NZ Art 1960-2011' at the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
[Artefact]Authored by: Moore, M.Edited by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2012). Malcolm Ross, Untitled [Maltreated Furniture: Coat Hooks] (1971), a 2012 reconstruction by Marcus Moore [Artefact]. : Permanent collection of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (accessioned 2013). First exhibited: 'Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1960 - 2011', Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 28 Jul - 07 Oct 2012
[Artefact]Authored by: Moore, M.Edited by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2012, July 28). Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1960 - 2011. [Including works by Marcel Duchamp (French/U.S.), Jim Allen, Billy Apple (U.K./N.Z.), Bruce Barber (N.Z./CAN.), g. bridle, L. Budd, Bill Culbert (N.Z./U.K.), Paul Cullen, Julian Dashper, Andrew Drummond, et al, Merit Groining, Adrian Hall (U.K./U.S./N.Z.), Terrence Handscomb, Christine Hellyar, Giovanni Intra, Betty Isaacs (N.Z./U.S.), Julius Isaacs (U.S.), Darcy Lange, Maddie Leach, Len Lye, Kieran Lyons (U.K.), Daniel Malone, Julia Morison, Michael Parekowhai, Roger Peters, Malcolm Ross, Marie Shannon, Michael Stevenson, Boyd Webb (N.Z./U.K.)]. Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 28 Jul - 07 Oct 2012.
[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, M., & Bagnall, C.(2017). On Being Idle Revolution. . Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bagnall, C., Moore, M.
Moore, MTG.When made by hand. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2017, April). Of 1917 time and space: appreciating Marcel Duchamp's Fountain beyond ready-made. Presented at The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its legacy symposium. Panel: 'Challenging cultural forms of expression'. Panel Chair: Assoc Prof. Galina Rylkova (University of Florida). Wellington, New Zealand: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 25 - 28 April, 2017.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, M.(2013). Post-peripheral relations (invited keynote speaker).
[Conference Other]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2013, February). 'From the periphery: New forms of ready-made', on the panel Cultural Negotiations of the Ready-made. Presented at 101st College Art Association Annual Conference. The Hotel Hilton, 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, MTG. (2013, March). What is the ready-made? The Legacy of Duchamp and the Readymade on Andy Warhol. Invited speaker for Warhol Immortal: Secondary Schools' Education Forum. Presented at Wellington: New Zealand, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 11 Mar 2017.
[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, MTG. (2012, August). The box in the museum. Presented at 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, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Moore, M.
Moore, MTG. (2012, September). Fountain down under. Presented at In 'About Duchamp: A series of round-table discussions: Three conversations focused on aspects of Duchamp's reception in New Zealand. Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of 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.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
Co-supervisor 3 0

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Liang Cui - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Study of 'the Unqualified' in the Practice of Painting in a Contemporary Context
  • Claire Hughes - Doctor of Philosophy
    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?

Media and Links

Media

  • 01 Jan 2012 - Radio
    Curator's interview, Duchamp & NZ Art
    Interview with Lyn Freeman on my curated exhibition Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp & New Zealand Art

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