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Having researched readymade art and experimented with mold-making, I am beginning to develop a piece. I am interested in the way that artists like Ai Wei Wei and Damien Hirst have developed Duchamp’s idea of commenting on and changing the value of an object by setting readymade objects in a gallery environment, asking the viewer to question the value of modern art in contrast with historic artifacts and heritage (Wei Wei) and modern science and medicine (Hirst), and to consider how society values these things and why. 441 more words
As I researched readymade art further, I began to understand how the readymade could be used as a material as well as a subject, and how through various techniques of altering the object, changing it’s material, reacreating it multiple times, rearanging and repainting it, artists are able to make a comment on the nature of that object and it’s value. 381 more words
The Tate suggests 3 ways that readymade might force us to reconsider the nature of art: the potential for the artist’s choice of object to be art; for cancelling the useful function of an object to make it art; and for the titling and presentation of an object to give it ‘new thought’ and make it become art.