The Van Abbemuseum Collection consists of over 2800 artworks. We publish texts and images on an ongoing basis, but this record is currently in the process of being documented.
In 1917 Marcel Duchamp placed a urinal on its back in an exhibition hall. By depriving the object of its practical use, signing it and presenting it as a sculptural object, he declared it to be art.
Tania Bruguera places such an autographed urinal in the museum’s public toilet. By restoring the urinal to its original purpose, she invites us to consider the usefulness of art and its function within society.
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