The artistic legacy of Marcel Duchamp, artisan.
This series of exhibitions at La Verrière entitled “Thought, and gesture” is inspired by the figure and work of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). Duchamp’s bravura conceptual ‘gestures’ were complemented by carefully-crafted pieces produced over long periods of time, demanding meticulous skill and attention to detail. His major work, “The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even” (aka "the Large Glass") was declared ‘definitively unfinished’ by the artist after eight years in the making. These ‘thoughts and gestures’ are explored by curator and critic Guillaume Désanges in a new, two-year series at La Verrière: works of patience, precision and skilled expertise. The programme takes a fresh look at Duchamp’s legacy in contemporary art. The exhibition is a production by Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès. La Verrière, 50 boulevard de Waterloo, Brussels, Belgium.