'Ready maideleh’: 100 years since Marcel Duchamp
The shift Duchamp made from the hand to the head was revolutionary: no longer was the artist’s hand at the center of things, but the head, the idea.
When the Haifa Museum of Art issued a call for an exhibit to mark a century since the creation of the first readymades by Marcel Duchamp, the museum’s chief curator, Ruth Direktor, put it into question form. Is there art today that isn’t readymade? Is it possible to avoid the tyranny of the readymade? Can art avoid being an...
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