France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, United States
What is art? This was the question posed by the father of conceptualism, Marcel Duchamp, when he put a urinal in an art show in 1917. Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible unpacks the paradigm shift of art in the 20th century by Duchamp’s radical and enigmatic works that challenged the status quo and unlocked unlimited potential for the generations that followed him. Thanks to Duchamp, art would never again be the same.
The film highlights the singular impact of Duchamp’s philosophy and art, and, more importantly, examines how Duchamp’s revolutionary ideas from the early 20th century are still shaping art and culture in the 21st century.
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible is directed by Matthew Taylor, an artist, and award-winning filmmaker, and features interviews with some of the most prominent Duchamp experts and artists, including Marina Abramović, Joseph Kosuth, Ed Ruscha, Michel Gondry and Jeff Koons.
Što je umjetnost? To je pitanje koje je postavio otac konceptualizma, Marcel Duchamp, kada je stavio pisoar na likovnu izložbu 1917. Marcel Duchamp: Umjetnost mogućega otpakuje promjenu paradigme umjetnosti u 20. stoljeću Duchampovim radikalnim i zagonetnim djelima koji je doveo u pitanje status quo i otključao neograničen potencijal za generacije koje su ga slijedile. Zahvaljujući Duchamp-u, umjetnost nikada više neće biti ista.
Film ističe jedinstveni utjecaj Duchampove filozofije i umjetnosti i, što je još važnije, ispituje kako Duchampove revolucionarne ideje s početka 20. stoljeća još uvijek oblikuju umjetnost i kulturu u 21. stoljeću.
Marcel Duchamp: Umjetnost mogućeg režira Matthew Taylor, umjetnik i nagrađivani filmski stvaralac, a nudi intervjue s nekim od najistaknutijih Duchampovih stručnjaka i umjetnika, uključujući Marina Abramovića, Josepha Kosuth, Ed Ruscha, Michela Gondryja i Jeff Koons.
ABOUT the director M.A. Taylor :
Matthew Taylor is an American artist and technologist who works in film, sculpture, photography, written mediums and performance.
Taylor has spent his life struggling with the term “artist” as his interests span a number of industries including data analysis, documentary filmmaking, and city planning, among others. While most would consider Matthew a filmmaker based on the primary medium he chooses to manifest his ideas, he considers himself a sculptor based on the broad definition he prefers.