ASRL / PERPETUAL 2014
 
Christian Boltanski and the Persistence of Duchamp

posted: 05-25-10
Christian Boltanski, "No Man's Land"
Image Source

Recent critical reception of conceptual artist Christian Boltanski's work (such as No Man's Land, in which menswear is sifted endlessly) has struggled to invoke the legacy of Marcel Duchamp as patron of the "big questions" about the function of art, or at very least the instigator of the little gestures of art-as-provocation.

Boltanski himself appears more conflicted in his relationship to the readymade master, having deliberately erased the portions of his collected press interviews that deal with Duchamp among other subjects. As he notes, "I think I said that I don't like Duchamp, but that is totally stupid because I know that Duchamp is a very important man." Once these conversational witticisms are frozen in print, they become pernicious....

 

...Source
Like toutfait on  Facebook,   Follow us on  Twitter

Back to list
© toutfait.com is published by Art Science Research Laboratory. All Rights Reserved.      RSS