[VIDEO] MoMA Curator Explains How Marcel Duchamp Created Readymade Art in 1910s

Marcel Duchamp is known for his "readymade" art that he created over 100 years ago, where he would select items at a store, or combine a few items, then present it as art. He was one of the first to challenge the notion that art needed to originate from an "expert." In this video from the Museum of Modern Art, watch as curator Ann Temkin explains how to approach the museum's collection of his work.

One hundred years ago this month, Marcel Duchamp changed the art world forever by unveiling Fountain—a urinal presented as a "readymade" work of art. MoMA Chief Curator Ann Temkin explains how Duchamp forced us to rethink the role of art and the artist.

via MoMA

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