Presentation by the new scholarship holder
With his readymades, Marcel Duchamp thoroughly shook up art in the early 20th century and emphatically posed the question of what art is or should be. Owning 91 works by this outstanding artist is both a great fortune and a challenge for the Staatliches Museum Schwerin, as Duchamp continues to occupy researchers and artists to this day.
The Duchamp Research Center was founded in 2009 to open up both the collection holdings and the extensive special library and to make the Schwerin museum a forum for Duchamp's work. Under the direction of Dr. Kornelia Röder and Dr. Gerhard Graulich, it has developed into an internationally networked institution that helps shape interdisciplinary research on Duchamp.
The research center is an important contact point for Duchamp experts worldwide, regularly organizes symposia and academic lecture series and publishes two series of publications. Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Staatliches Museum Schwerin e.V., the first five research grants were awarded to young academics. This tradition will be continued by the research center, as will the continuation of the publication series. Celebrate the 15th birthday of the Schwerin Duchamp Research Center with us.
Location: tisch, Martinstraße 11, 19053 Schwerin