Marcel Duchamp. Curated by Susanne Pfeffer. MMK – Museum for Modern Kunst, Francoforte. 04.02.2022 – 10.03.2022

Gianfranco Baruchello, Amuser Duchamp, 1964

Marcel Duchamp, Installation view, MUSEUM MMK © Association Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, photo: Fabian Frinzel

Marcel Duchamp, Installation view, MUSEUM MMK © Association Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, photo: Fabian Frinzel

Marcel Duchamp, Installation view, MUSEUM MMK, Francoforte

Marcel Duchamp, Installation view, MUSEUM MMK, Francoforte

Marcel Duchamp, Installation view, MUSEUM MMK © Association Marcel Duchamp / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, photo: Fabian Frinzel

The exhibition Marcel Duchamp, curated by Susanne Pfeffer, presents works covering all phases of the artist’s production from 1902 to 1968.

The exhibition explores Duchamp’s activity through an articulation by sections: Readymade, Early Works, Caricatures, Cubism, Rotoreliefs, Chess, Rrose Selavy, the Large Glass.

The exhibition is also enriched by a selection of photographs and documents relating to Marcel Duchamp’s Italian holidays during the 1960s.

Gianfranco Baruchello is present at the exhibition with a series of photographs, personally taken by him, documenting the years of a long friendship (1962-1968) between the Italian artist and Duchamp: the two artists’ trips to Bomarzo, Naples and Cadaques between 1963 and 1964. Among the documents in the exhibition, all now belonging to the Marcel Duchamp Fund kept at Fondazione Baruchello (correspondence, photographs, invitations, books, etc.), the selection included an extract from the film Verifica incerta (Disperse Exclamatory Phase) (Baruchello, Grifi, 1964) “dedicated to Marcel Duchamp”, a postcard sent by Alexina “Teeny” Duchamp, and the telegram announcing the artist’s death on 2 October 1968.