MoMA

I have seen MoMA’s permanent collection several times during my past six years living in the city yet it is always a different experience when you go see an exhibition or collection with a specific purpose. In this case, it is to keep in mind what we have learned so far in terms of different concepts of illusion. I found a few pieces that I wouldn’t usually ponder about before ITP.

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It’s pretty. But is it rare?

Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain is a standard porcelain urinal yet also a icon of 20th century art. As a member of Society of Independent Artists, when Duchamp submitted Fountain to their inaugural exhibition in 1917 signed under the pseudonym “R. Mutt”, the board of directors who were bound by the constitution’s rule to accept all members’ submissions decided to exclude Fountain from the show.

Image via http://www.tate.org.uk

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