"What Duchamp Abandoned for the Waterfall" Book Launch

Swiss Institute Contemporary Art

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A new perspective on one of the most important works of twentieth century art
In 1946 Marcel Duchamp photographed the Swiss landscape and included these images in his enigmatic work Étant donnés , which has been permanently installed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 1969.

The artist-duo Caroline Bachmann and Stefan Banz set out to recreate Duchamp’s experience. They discovered exactly where Duchamp stood with his camera, and over several years they took countless pictures of the breathtaking views. Their work What Duchamp Abandoned for the Waterfall consists of 100 color photographs of one of Switzerland’s most extraordinary landscapes.



September 08, 2009 from 18:00 to 20:00
7 pm: Introduction by Michael Taylor, The Muriel and Philip Berman Curator for Modern Art des Philadelphia Museums of Art

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