the kmd is an artistic project by caroline bachmann and stefan banz.

the association kunsthalle marcel duchamp was founded in 2009 in the aim of organizing a symposium and an international event devoted to marcel duchamp and the forestay waterfall. the kunsthalle marcel duchamp was also built for this occasion, and a book edition was initiated in collaboration with the verlag für moderne kunst in nuremberg.

the kmd shows grand exhibitions of internationally acknowledged and emerging artists, and the edition kunsthalle marcel duchamp publishes hardcover books in small format (artists’ books, works of art theory and exhibition catalogues).

the kmd is a homage to marcel duchamp's box in a valise. it is situated on the shore of lake geneva, not far from the forestay waterfall, which the artist photographed in 1946 as the starting point of his last masterpiece étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau, 2° le gaz d'éclairage.

on the left:
first exhibition building of the kmd – kunsthalle marcel duchamp / the forestay museum of art (in use between 2010 and 2016), designed by mélanie althaus, lausanne, and constructed by fondation latreille, cully. on the right: the new exhibition building of the kmd (inauguration: may 14, 2016), designed by jonathan banz, and constructed by urs jordi, winterthur. the setup of the spaces and the light system was executed by fondation latreille, cully; and the informatics were implemented by daniel and andré schlaepfer, and jean ceppi, lausanne.