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Duchamp's urinal and Tracey Emin's Bed
By Paul Dalgarno , Sunday Herald
posted: 00-00-00
JJ Xi & Cai Yuan . Two Artists jump on Tracy Emin's Bed. Performance at Tate Britain, London, 1999
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JJ Xi & Cai Yuan . Two Artists jump on Tracy Emin's Bed. Performance at Tate Britain, London, 1999 Image source "WHEN CHINESE performance artists Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi tried to urinate in a replica of Marcel Duchamp's famous latrine in the Tate Modern in 2000, their behaviour showed a distinct pattern. A year earlier, the duo had jumped up and down on the work of the unvictorious Turner Prize nominee, Tracey Emin. They called their performance Two Naked Men Jump Into Tracey's Bed. Emin had called her piece simply My Bed. Like Duchamp's latrine, the bed offered no easy answers and provoked extreme, mostly negative, reactions..." ...Source
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