The Readymade Century

2017, Oct 12 — 13

International Symposium

Does the term readymade taken by Marcel Duchamp around 1916 for his ‘already made’ works of art need updating in the light of the global and digital transformations of the 21st century? Interpretations of the readymade in art history often concentrate on Duchamp himself. However, during the “readymade century” artistic practices working with the ‘already made’ have expanded enormously, forming a heterogeneous field of (post-)appropriation strategies.

To project

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Introduction: The Readymade Century

Introduction by Bernd Scherer and Dieter Daniels

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Readymade Product

Oct 12, 2017 Lectures and discussion with Martha Buskirk, Olaf Nicolai, Tobias Vogt and Gesine Tosin

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Readymade after the Readymade

Oct 12, 2017 Lectures and discussion with Lars Blunck, Saâdane Afif, Thomas Girst and Annette Tietenberg