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Duchamp: Art of the Possible - Cracking the Frame

A bicycle wheel on a stool, a urinal ... is that art? The influential Dadaist Marcel Duchamp created these Readymades and thus changed the art world forever. Who was he?

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Duchamp: Art of the Possible

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968): Futurist, Dadaist, Surrealist. He started his artistic career as a neo-impressionist painter, briefly embraced Cubism, then caused a big stir with his 1912 painting Nu descendant un escalier, which depicts the fragmented movement of a nude descending a staircase. At the time a scandalous work, today regarded as the beginning of modernist art. A painting that brought him international fame.

Around 1913 he withdrew from painting circles to devote himself to "readymades", ordinary objects plucked from everyday reality to be elevated to art: a bicycle wheel mounted on a stool, a urinal inscribed R. Mutt, a bottle drying rack. Duchamp wanted to question art: when is something art, when isn't it? Matthew Taylor's documentary takes a closer look at Duchamp's life and work to determine the impact of this influential artist.