As part of its new season Dancing Around Duchamp, the Barbican Art Gallery is hosting this major exhibition to explore the legendary French artist’s impact on composer John Cage, dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, and visual artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

Often cited as being the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp radically altered what we think of as art by employing humour and creating works from everyday objects.

The show brings together 23 works by Duchamp, including his most celebrated work The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, and Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 which was ridiculed by the US media when it was first displayed at the New York Armory Show of 1913.

Also on display are more than 40 paintings by Johns and Rauschenberg, as well as pre-recorded music by Cage and a live Cunningham performance.


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