Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia21. Feb - 26. May 08 / ended Tate Modern
£11 (£10, £9 concessions)
Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and Francis Picabia were at the cutting edge of art in the first half of the twentieth century, and made a lasting impression on modern and contemporary art. Duchamp invented the concept of the ‘readymade’: presenting an everyday object as an artwork, Man Ray pioneered avant-garde photographic and film techniques and Picabia’s use of kitsch, popular or low-brow imagery in his paintings undermined artistic conventions.
Their shared outlook on life and art, with a taste for jokes, irony and the erotic, forged a friendship that provided support and inspiration. At the heart of the Dada movement and moving in the same artistic circles, they discussed ideas and collaborated, echoing and responding to each other’s works. Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia explores their affinities and parallels, uncovering a shared approach to questioning the nature of art.
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by douglas 25.03.08 23:33
This show brings together so many pieces which have influence and shaped our views of contemporary art. Get lost in the details...
Bit of a shame that the tate seems to be turning more and more into an art themepark however.
Loved this one
by Lago 26.04.08 22:34
Loads to see and most of it thought provoking â€” go see. Nevermind if it is a themepark or not!Report this opinion as offensive