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 kmd was also built for this occasion**, and a book edition was initiated in collaboration with the verlag für moderne kunst in nuremberg.
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.
The kmd shows grand exhibitions of internationally acknowledged and emerging artists, and the edition kmd publishes hardcover books in small format (artists’ books, works of art theory and exhibition catalogues).
The kmd is an artistic project by Caroline Bachmann and Stefan Banz.