Marcel Duchamp at Miami Art Museum - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog





Marcel Duchamp - Box in a Suitcase -1941







Focus: Marcel Duchamp at MAM

November 17, 2011 through Sunday, March 18, 2012

Via artdaily.og;




Miami Art Museum presents rare opportunity to see works by Marcel Duchamp

Focus: Marcel Duchamp, a rare opportunity for Miami audiences to experience the
seminal French artist’s work firsthand. The display presents Miami Art Museum’s
edition of Duchamp’s Box in a Suitcase, from 1961, alongside a small trove of
works hailing from the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
in Sarasota. The exhibition will be on view at Miami Art Museum from Thursday,
November 17, 2011 through Sunday, March 18, 2012.

“Marcel Duchamp
reoriented the way we understand the source of a given artwork’s meaning and
value,” said MAM Associate Curator René Morales. “He questioned the barriers
that separate art from everyday life, expanding our conceptions of what an
artwork can be.”

Box in a Suitcase was one of the first artworks
purchased by MAM for its collection. Conceived in 1941 on the eve of Duchamp’s
departure from Europe to the US, it serves as a portable, miniature
retrospective of his own work. With a characteristic attitude of detached irony,
the self-exiled artist thus cast himself in the role of traveling salesman,
transporting revolutionary ideas rather than housewares – not from door to door
but from one continent to another. Surrounded by full-scale examples of
Duchamp’s famous ready-mades as well as a rare early painting, Box in a Suitcase
functions in this context as an exhibition within an exhibition.




David Joselit, author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941, will give a
lecture on Duchamp’s work on February 18, 2012 at 2pm.

This one is not to be missed!  And a perfect addition to the already busy Art Basel weekend.  I have blogged about the old chess master before. GL
Check out my other posts here;
Duchamp Birthday wishes
Art Around the Web Marcel Duchamp
Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp website
Official Marcel Duchamp website










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