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Latest Student Art Installation Inspired by Duchamp
Posted 08/21/2014 11:07AM

The most recent PICA (Projects in Contemporary Art) installation was inspired by Marcel Duchamp's infamous Fountain of 1917, which introduced the concept that a normal object could be transformed into a work of art.

PICA's installation consists of a series of miniature urinals filled with real spring flowers of all different colors over a blue background. Each student signed a urinal following Duchamp's invented signature "R. Mutt." According to the students' artist statement, the piece represents "a sort of spring fever [and]…evokes the destruction of the environment with waste. It may also signify rebirth – that from a bleak winter may come new hope and new life. PICA welcomes spring and all its rain."


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