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On the Subject of the Ready-Made

Works from the Daimler Art Collection selected by Bethan Huws on the occasion of 100 years of the ready-made.
From: 
26-11-2016
Until: 
14-05-2017

For the exhibition ‘On the Subject of the Ready-Made’ Bethan Huws has devised a location specific project, selecting examples of artwork from the Daimler Art Collection.

Bethan Huws’ curatorial concept starts with Duchamp’s praxis of a combinatorial thinking, the inherent logic and the analytical wealth of allusions found in Duchamp’s conceptual approach. She represents these aspects through the visual neighborhood of artworks from one hundred years of art history, surprisingly juxtaposed so that they provide a commentary on one another.

The exhibition’s title is a play-on-words on the famous dictum of Lautréamont: ‘As beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella’ (1874), which became a defining slogan of the Surrealists, and also anticipated the ready-made in linguistic form.

with works from: 

Max Ackermann (D), Josef Albers (D), Ian Anüll (CH), John M Armleder (CH), Hans/Jean Arp (F), Richard Artschwager (CH), Willi Baumeister (D), Bill Beckley (USA), Max Bill (CH), Julius Heinrich Bissier (D), Dieter Blum (D), Hartmut Böhm (D), Greg Bogin (USA), Monika Brandmeier (D), Andreas Brandt (D), Sarah Browne (IRL), Max Burchartz (D), Daniel Buren (F), André Cadere (PL), Siegfried Cremer (D), Marcel Duchamp (FR), Gia Edzgveradze (GE), Sergio Fermariello (I), Roland Fischer (D), Adolf Fleischmann (D), Günter Fruhtrunk (D), Poul Gernes (DK), Hermann Glöckner (D), David Goldblatt (ZA), Camille Graeser (CH), Konstantin Grcic (D), George Grosz (D), Isabell Heimerdinger (D), Jan Henderikse (NL), Adolf Hölzel (A), Johannes Itten (CH), Donald Judd (USA), Franklin Prince Knott (USA), Tadaaki Kuwayama (J), Liu Zheng (CHN), Robert Mapplethorpe (USA), John McLaughlin (USA), Albert Mertz (DK), Gerold Miller (D), Olivier Mosset (CH), Horst Münch (D), John Nixon (AUS), Patrick Fabian Panetta (D), Esteban Pastorino (AR), Lothar Quinte (D), Timm Rautert (D), Joseph Francis Charles Rock (A), Peter Roehr (D), Ulrike Rosenbach (D), Tom Sachs (USA), Kiyoshi Sakamoto (J), Pietro Sanguineti (D), Viviane Sassen (NL), Jürgen Schadeberg (D), Andreas Schmid (D), Leonhard Schmidt (D), Jan J. Schoonhoven (NL), Dayanita Singh (IND), Anton Stankowski (D), Elaine Sturtevant (USA), Guy Tillim (ZA), Hayley Tompkins (GB), Rosemarie Trockel (D), Timm Ulrichs (D), Dieter Villinger (D), Andy Warhol (USA), Franz West (A), Christa Winter (D), Zheng Guogu (CHN) and Heimo Zobernig (A)