This module investigates artists' incorporation of everyday images and objects in their work. This practice began in the early twentieth century, with Marcel Duchamp and his readymades, and it remains an important part of contemporary artistic practice. Throughout this module, consider your relationship to the objects the artists have used and how your understanding of them is transformed when the original objects are altered.
Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel. 1951 (third version, after lost original of 1913)
Meret Oppenheim. Object. 1936
Jasper Johns. Map. 1961
Gerhard Richter. Helen. 1963
Thomas Demand. Room (Zimmer). 1996
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