Film+Talk: Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible
Film+Talk: Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible
WhenSaturday, November 23, 2019, 5 – 7 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Films, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
VenueHirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Event LocationLower Level, Ring Auditorium

“Many documentary films on Marcel Duchamp have been made, but this is the first to force viewers to do what his work achieves by its very nature: THINK.”—Francis M. Naumann, Duchamp scholar

Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible (2019) explores the life, philosophy, and impact of one of the most influential early twentieth-century artists, Marcel Duchamp. Through his many revolutionary artistic and intellectual pursuits, Duchamp redefined what an artwork could be, thereby laying the groundwork for artists of subsequent generations. While tracing the key moments of Duchamp’s career, Art of the Possible demonstrates how Duchamp’s ideas transformed the direction of art through the voices of scholars and artists today.

The US premiere of this new documentary will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection, which highlights a groundbreaking promised gift of works by Duchamp to the Hirshhorn. Following the film screening, director Matthew Taylor and Duchamp scholars Michael Taylor and Bradley Bailey will participate in a question and answer session about the making of the film.

We encourage you to arrive early. Ring Auditorium seating is limited. Any open seats may be released to walk-up visitors 10 minutes before the program.…
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