“It is what it is. Or is it?”
It’s been almost 100 years since Marcel Duchamp created his Bicycle Wheel and launched the ready-made art movement. The exhibit “It is what it is. Or is it?” explores the current status of the once revolutionary form. Has ready-made become static, so integrated into today’s art scene that it’s lost its ability to push the viewer to question the definition of art? Or is it still a radical idea? Or is it instead something in-between?
“It is what it is. Or is it?” is organized by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Curator Dean Daderko (his first at the museum). Works include Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s Untitled, a tangle of lightbulbs in silver sockets connected by an extension cord, and Patrick Killoran’s An Inconspicuous Addition, a portable cooler filled with melting ice and a rough diamond.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 11. Continues through July 29, 2012
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