When Duchamp developed a benefit exhibition for the French Relief Societies in 1942 with a mile of string it was not only to fulfill a commission to do things as cheaply as possible but it was also the opportunity to create a metaphor for the difficulties the visitor often encounters in the attempt to understand modern art. To Duchamp, to Beuys, everything is art and everything is possible. Or at least art is an attempt at the seemingly impossible. Still the greatest dream of everyone is to live a life of freedom: free to be curious, to explore, to seize the moment, to understand. The artist and the world create a common bond, that we are united in our search for “truth.”
The installation has evolved as it has been presented from country to country. “Re: Duchamp” has already been exhibited in New York City and in various cities in Germany, Poland, Chile and Israel.
The “Re:Duchamp Travelling Exhibition” forms part of the “Markers” project, that involves well-know cultural foundations that operate in Venice, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Biennale Arti Visive, besides the Municipality of Venice itself.
Daniel Garcia Andujar
Marina Grzinic & Aina Smid
Kira Lynn Harris
Paul D. Miller, Dj Spooky
Hani Rashid (Asymptote Architects)
curated by: CRISTINE WANG
media sponsor: NY ARTS magazine
Church of S. Maria Ausiliatrice
Fondamenta San Gioacchin 454, Venice