“Art is not there to be understood,” said Marcel Duchamp, in a 1968 interview that aired on the BBC just before his death. This prompted English artist Grayson Perry to proclaim: “We are all the children of Duchamp now.”
In a further exploration into whether artists are best represented by their words or works, Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Nobutaka Aozaki created a series titled “Children of Duchamp.” In a contemporary interpretation of the Dadaist’s philosophy, Aozaki created variations of Duchamp’s famous Bicycle Wheel using readymade/ pre-manufactured products like IKEA furniture, Playmobile toys and Barbie doll packaging.
“In this project I pay attention to technical aspects of Readymade such as artistic labor versus productive labor, educational instructable art making, and displacement of artist’s identity,” says Aozaki.
(happy birthday Mr Duchamp)
July 31, 2013 at 5:18 am
Enjoyed the Duchamp interview. I think Open Culture would like to post it.