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Sat 16th Feb

The Bride And The Bachelors: Duchamp With Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg And Johns

@ Barbican Centre, London

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The Bride And The Bachelors: Duchamp With Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg And Johns

A major exhibition organised by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with the Barbican Art Gallery.

Marcel Duchamp is often cited as being the father of conceptual art. Exactly 100 years ago his Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 caused an uproar at the New York Armory Show of 1913, while his ideas began to crystallise for what was to become his most celebrated work, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass). And he created his first so-called 'readymade' – a bicycle wheel mounted on a stool – in his Paris studio.

Bringing together twenty works by Duchamp including these seminal pieces, The Bride and the Bachelors explores how his work fuelled historic collaborations between four great American contemporary artists: composer John Cage (1912–1992), dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009) and visual artists Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) and Jasper Johns (born 1930).

Encountering Duchamp at an early stage in their own careers, each of them embraced key aspects of Duchamp's thinking and practice, creating a seismic shift in the direction of art from the late 1950s and 1960s onwards.

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Venue: Barbican Centre


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EC2Y 8DS 51.519814, -0.093904

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