06.SEP.2008 - 06.MAR.2009
An Unruly History of the Readymade

This exhibition was curated by Jessica Morgan, Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate Modern, London. The exhibition takes its theme from the groundbreaking introduction of the readymade by Marcel Duchamp in 1913 and presents an unruly history (disobedient, argumentative, and perhaps contradictory) of the consequences of this gesture. Over eighty artists explore this continuous project, which has been re-energized, re-discovered, and re-thought up to the present day resulting in a complex, socially and culturally expanded concept.

  • Zorio, Gilberto
  • Williams, Christopher
  • Warhol, Andy
  • Walker, Kelley
  • Weiss, David
  • Villeglé, Jacques
  • Tiravanija, Rirkrit
  • Táboas, Sofía
  • Sturtevant, Elaine
  • Silveira, Regina
  • Simmons, Gary
  • Cruz, Marco Rountree
  • Rojo, Vicente
  • Rauschenberg, Robert
  • Reyes, Pedro
  • Prince, Richard
  • Prina, Stephen
  • Pierson, Jack
  • Pettibone, Richard
  • Paz, Octavio
  • Orozco, Gabriel
  • Ortega, Damián
  • Negrón, Jesús “Bubu”
  • Moszka, Richard
  • Milhazes, Beatriz
  • Meireles, Cildo
  • Meadows, Jason
  • Marepe,
  • Macchi, Jorge
  • Lara, Adriana
  • Levine, Sherrie
  • Leirner, Jac
  • Lawler, Louise
  • Kosuth, Joseph
  • Koons, Jeff
  • Kippenberger, Martin
  • Kawara, On
  • Kuri, Gabriel
  • Johns, Jasper
  • Hernandez, Philippe
  • Horowitz, Jonathan
  • Horn, Roni
  • Höller, Carsten
  • Hodges, Jim
  • Handforth, Mark
  • Gower, Terence
  • Glassford, Thomas
  • García Torres, Mario
  • Guzmán, Daniel
  • Friedman, Tom
  • Fontaine, Claire
  • Floyer, Ceal
  • Flavin, Dan
  • Fischer, Urs
  • Fischli, Peter
  • Evans, Cerith Wyn
  • Elmgreen, Michael
  • Dragset, Ingar
  • Durham, Jimmie
  • Duchamp, Marcel
  • Dávila, José
  • Calzadilla, Guillermo
  • Cunha, Alexandre da
  • Costa, Eduardo
  • Coffin, Peter
  • Cidade, Marcelo
  • Cattelan, Maurizio
  • Cuevas, Minerva
  • Cruzvillegas, Abraham
  • Cage, John
  • Reis, Pedro Cabrita
  • Bouchet, Mike
  • Bonillas, Iñaki
  • Bodzianowski, Cezary
  • Bidlo, Mike
  • Baldessari, John
  • Allora, Jennifer
  • Abaroa, Eduardo
  • Andre, Carl
Organized by: Jessica Morgan