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  • “Part Object Part Sculpture”

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    The Ohio State University 1871 North High Street
    October 30, 2005–February 26, 2006

    Curated by Helen Molesworth

    In 1964, Duchamp oversaw an edition of his readymades in which replicas of iconic works such as Bottle Rack and Fountain were handcrafted by artisans. In this first show in the Wexner’s newly renovated galleries, Molesworth argues that these works, along with a series of erotic ceramic sculptures Duchamp made in the ’50s, complicate the standard narrative of postwar sculptural production with its emphasis on the logic of the assembly line. To support her revisionist take on Duchamp’s legacy, Molesworth marshals eighty-five works by twenty artists, including Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Robert Gober, and Josiah McElheny. The catalogue features essays by Molesworth, Briony Fer, Rachel Haidu, Rosalind Krauss, and Molly Nesbit.