Twelve from the XX (eggs)
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|project of the century - Twelve from 20 th|
| (polyester resin, acrylic 210 x 210 x 285 mm)|
| Marcel Duchamp|
(Blainville-Crevon, France, 1887 – 1968, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Having drawn a moustache on Mona Lisa’s portrait, he aggravated the sacrilege by writing an obscene inscription. As a genius of an artistic scandal, the ideologist of the “Dada” movement, Duchamp concentrated not on creating new things (pieces of art) but on establishing new attitudes toward them, relations with them, around them. He destroyed the distance between the spectator and the object by provoking direct contact.
Don’t reach museums – find the square,
The Market Scene!
You, herd, it’s all, because your flair
Is natural when art is seen,
When needlework is all what’s real for you,
The cloth, the egg and here the wheel,
Versailles and the reel,
The unity and beauty in the world of things.
A metamorphosis Death brings,
While the Styx is only a bayou.
*Mark Merman – poet, dramaturgist, composer, performer. Born in 1958 in Minsk. Since 1991 lives in Canada and USA. To the “Project of the century” he responded with a set of poems. Translated by Andrej Bursau.
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