Marcel Duchamp: Art Of The Impossible
Official Selection: IDFA
What is art? This was the question posed by the father of conceptualism, Marcel Duchamp, when he installed a urinal in an art exhibition in 1917. With his new film The Art of the Possible, Matthew Taylor unpacks the paradigm shift of art in the 20th century by exploring Duchamp’s radical and enigmatic works that challenged the status quo and unlocked unlimited potential for the generations that followed him. The film not only breaks down Duchamp's legacy, applying it to historical events and trends in modern day conceptual art, internet and meme culture but also highlights the singular impact of Duchamp’s philosophy and practice. Featuring interviews with some of the world’s greatest contemporary artists; Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Michel Gondry, Paul Matisse, and Edward Ruscha, Art of the Possible reveals how Duchamp's vision shifted public consciousness - our understanding of aesthetics and the world we live in.