Marcel Duchamp’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece Reborn

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Eminent artists, writers and designers give their take on Marcel Duchamp’s urinal in #Fountain17.


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Marcel Duchamp’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece Reborn in Fountain17!

Marcel Duchamp’s iconoclastic masterpiece, Fountain, is the inspiration behind Fountain17, a London exhibition of over 40 British and international artists making work that takes its cue from the urinal, which the artist turned on its back and signed ‘R. Mutt 1917’.

Starting at 7pm the exhibition arrives in the capital for Clerkenwell Design Week following its launch as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations and is a collaboration between Armitage Shanks and the Hull School of Art and Design. Armitage Shanks was inspired to create the exhibition as it was looking for innovative ways to celebrate its bicentenary, which falls this year. It is one of 60 projects that Hull 2017 has supported alongside Big Lottery Fund through its Creative Communities Programme.

The exhibition features sculpture, painting, performance, film and of course urinals. Those contributing work include Turner Prize winning collective Assemble, renowned author and poet Lemn Sissay MBE, award-winning designer Ben Kelly, Hull School of Art and Design alumnus sculptor Neville Gabie, artists Anna Bean, Andy Dakin and Adele Howitt, plus a host of others.

Fountain17 will make its London debut as part of Clerkenwell Design Week with an opening on 23rd May . Alongside this event, Fountain17 will be open to the public throughout the 23rd-25th May on a drop-in basis.

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