Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Context...

... is everything

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917. Duchamp believed that the urinal became a work of art because it was presented as such by the artist. It is more accurate to suggest, however, that the urinal becomes a work of art when it is successfully exhibited in an art gallery/museum. Fountain points as much to the power of the museum as it does to creative freedom.

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