Marcel Duchamp, Part Three
Although, when The Large Glass was “completed,” Marcel Duchamp claimed to have given up art for chess. However, upon his death in 1968, it was revealed that the old trickster had one one last work of art, Étant Donnes. On one hand, the complex installation was a continuation of recurring themes in Duchamp’s work; on the other hand, Étant Donnes opened the door, so to speak, to Postmodernism. Like the door which swings both ways, this podcast looks backwards and forward, using this crucial work as a hinge.