Duchamp and the Triumph of the Industrial

posted: 04-12-10
Lael Corbin, Bird
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Almost a century after Duchamp unleashed the first readymades on the world, the industrial aesthetic -- whether simply reminiscent of the factory or truly "found" -- has in some sense conquered both the museum and the workshops of contemporary sculptors and, perhaps more importantly, has bridged the divide between them. A perceptive review of an ongoing show at the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego (MCASD) explicates this "family relationship" between modern sculpture, the factory and the Fountain.

(Through June 20. has details.)


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