Performance: Descendances du nu
3 Jun 2023  15

descendances du nu, 2016, Jimmy Robert

A central work in the exhibition is the installation “Descendances du nu” (2016). It includes objects, photography, performance, sound and text, and is based on Marcel Duchamp’s painting “Nude Descending a Staircase” (1912). Here Robert weaves in Sturtevant and Sherrie Levine, artist colleagues who have both also referenced Duchamp in their work. The installation also forms the scenography for the performance that is part of the work.
In his artistry, Jimmy Robert raises questions about representation, gender and ethnicity – often with a starting point in an art or museum context. With subtle humor, melancholy and queerness, the artist tackles these complex subjects through a fragmented and open idiom. The works, where not least the body becomes a conceptual tool, are allowed to function both as independent entities and as components of a larger historical network.

Saturday 3. June at 15
The event can be experienced without language skills
Registration not required
Free after bought entry ticket


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Moderna Museet Malmö
Ola Billgrens plats 2-4
SE-211 29 Malmö

Level-free access – yes
Handicap toilet – yes
Free for companion – yes

Performance: Descendances du nu
3 Jun 2023  15


'Performance: Descendances du nu'