Matthew Poole is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. He is Chair of the Department of Art & Design at California State University San Bernardino, and was previously program director of the Centre for Curatorial Studies at the University of Essex, UK. He has produced exhibitions internationally and has written for journals, anthologies and exhibition catalogues. Recently projects with artists can be found at the online project space www.kynastonmcshine.org.uk. He is also co-editor of the anthology The Politics of Parametricism: Digital Technologies in Architecture, with architect and theorist Manuel Shvartzberg, published by Bloomsbury Academic.
Duchamp’s entire oeuvre from 1912 onwards is both a diagrammatic form of love and life, not only because it putatively depicts love, love-making, and erotics, which are important here, but also and...