Posts Tagged ‘Marcel Duchamp’

“The Art of Chess” at London’s Saatchi Gallery

Top: Damien Hirst's Mental Escapology, 2003. Bottom: Yayoi Kusama's Pumpkin Chess, 2003.

    The game of chess has always fascinated the world’s intellectuals, artist Marcel Duchamp among them. In 1944, he curated a show for the New York gallerist Julian Levy, “The Imagery of Chess,” incorporating pieces by such giants as Alexander Calder, André Breton and Man Ray (as well as a musical piece by John Cage). Now, London’s Saatchi Gallery is showing an homage of sorts […]

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Venice’s Fondazione Prada Looks at Art Multiples

“Surrealist object that functions symbolically—Gala’s Shoe” by Salvador Dalí (1932/1975). Courtesy of the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).
Currently on display at the Fondazione Prada, Venice as a part of ‘The Small Utopia Ars Multiplicata’ curated by Germano Celant (now through 25 November 2012).

Last year, to much buzz, Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, launched the Venetian outpost of their art-centric Fondazione Prada in the 18th-century palazzo Ca’ Corner Della Regina. Now, the organization’s second exhibition there, “The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata,” is drawing international acclaim. Curated by Germano Celant, the show investigates the meaning of art […]

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