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MARCEL DUCHAMP – Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst | 02.04.–03.10.2022

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Until 3 October 2022, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt/Main is showing an exhibition with Marcel Duchamp. Thinking, acting and being beyond all categories and conventions. Being apodictic and at the same time allowing indifference. Creating works that are not works of art and yet are art. Leading the discourse without dictating it. Never repeating oneself. Being lazy instead of busy. To be free.

Image above: Marcel Duchamp, Coeurs Volants (Fluttering Hearts), 1936/1961, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphic Collection, Archive (Library) Serge Stauffer, Acquired 1993 with lottery funds, © Staatsgalerie Stuttgart /Association Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022

The resistance in form as well as in thought is unbroken in the work of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), his questions are present: What is art? What constitutes an object? What is a subject? What unites and separates science and poetry? What defines our gender and identity?

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Marcel Duchamp, Verrou de sûreté à la cuiller (The Locking Spoon), 1957, © Association Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Photo Courtesy Collection Attilio Codognato, Venice

With persistent precision and welcome randomness, with stubborn anarchy and humorous lightness, Marcel Duchamp created works that, through their precision and openness, only find their completion through us as viewers. In this way, the work changes with us and in time.

Thanks to Duchamp, we know that everything can become art and that thinking has no limits.

With almost 700 works on display, Marcel Duchamp is the first comprehensive exhibition in two decades to show works from all creative phases from 1902 to 1968.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with contributions by Huey Copeland, Jacques Caumont & Françoise Le Penven, Legacy Russell, Maurizio Lazzarato, Peter Osborne, Quentin Meillassoux, Susanne Pfeffer and Winnie Wong.


Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main


Saturday, 2 April 2022 until Monday, 3 October 2022

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