Marcel Duchamp, La Bagarre d'Austerlitz (The Brawl at Austerlitz), 1921, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart © Association Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Marcel Duchamp

100 Questions. 100 Answers.

"Can one make works that are not works of 'art'?" (Marcel Duchamp)

There are few artists whose extraordinary work and writings have changed our perception of art as much as Marcel Duchamp. As the inventor of the readymade who boldly declared an everyday object a work of art, he revolutionised art history and paved the way for a whole generation of conceptual artists. To this day, his seminal ideas have lost none of their relevance, and they continue to challenge us to review our notion of art. For the first time, we present our extensive Marcel Duchamp holdings in an exhibition.

Seminal pieces from our collection, among them the readymade "Bottlerack" and the window object "La Bagarre d'Austerlitz", are shown alongside important loans such as the artist-authorised copy of "La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même" ("The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even") also known as "The Large Glass" from the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

The display is complemented by a unique Duchamp archive put together over the course of several decades by the Swiss artist and researcher Serge Stauffer. The exhibition presents the "100 Questions" Stauffer put to Duchamp in 1960 as part of their correspondence. Duchamp's "100 Answers" offer important insights into the artist's intellectual and creative practice and bear witness to the depth of Stauffer's exceptional research.


The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue published in German and English by Prestel Verlag with essays by international experts: Available at the museum shop for 34,90 € (49,00 € at book shops).


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Mit 100 Fragen und 100 Antworten durch die Ausstellung


Stauffers exzessive dialogische Beschäftigung mit Duchamp ist auch für die Vermittlung der Ausstellung zentral: 100 Postkarten zum Mitnehmen bilden einen Parcours durch die Ausstellung. Auf den Karten finden sich 100 Fragen und 100 Antworten zur Bestands- und Werkgeschichte der gezeigten Arbeiten sowie zum Gesamtwerk und Leben Duchamps.
Das Besondere daran: Die Gestaltung der 100 Postkarten und deren Installation in der Ausstellung hat der amerikanische Konzeptkünstler Joseph Kosuth für die Staatsgalerie entwickelt. Kosuth ist insbesondere von Duchamp beeinflusst und mit Stuttgart seit seiner Lehrtätigkeit an der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in den 1990er-Jahren eng verbunden.

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