Reassembling the Readymade

posted: 08-24-10
Zhou Wendou, Untitled (three states)
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Chinese artist Zhou Wendou has made his name breaking down barriers between the mass object and the art object, or between the useful and the useless. The Duchampian slant of his aesthetic is on display -- or rather, not on display -- in his recent untitled demolition of a copy of the Fountain and reassembly of the fragments into a porcelain vase.

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