In 1917, Duchamp changed the original significance of a urinal, re-contextualizing it as a work of art, with the aim to shift the focus from art as mere physical crafting to a deeper intellectual interpretation.
Gender is often something I concern myself with when it comes to my art.
In this piece, I display myself as a urinal, placed in the middle of an art exhibition. The audience (of any gender) will be given the freedom to “use” me, should they feel the need, while interacting with other works.

 

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Ivan Lupi (born 1972, Ferrara, Italy). Masters in Queer Studies in Arts and Culture from the Birmingham University. Since 2001 Lupi has been one of the founders and active member of the collective Amae with which he has taken part in various collaborations and exhibitions in China, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, United Kingdom. In 2016 Lupi starts his own production as a single performer along with Amae’s series of work. The most recent and relevant events: ‘The Voice and the Lens’ - Whitechapel Art Gallery (London 2014), ‘The slip of the tongue’ - Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana (Venice 2015), ‘Transformations’ by LiVEART.US - Queens Museum (New York 2016), ‘MAKING SPACE’ - CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art (Christchurch 2017), ‘Visualeyez Annual Festival of Performance art’ - Latitude 53 Art Gallery (Edmonton 2017), 'PAWA - Performance Art Week Aotearoa' (Wellington 2018) 'Performance Arcade 2019' (Wellington 2019).

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  1. Reblogged this on queeringartandtheory and commented:
    From: ‘Ivan Lupi’s Circadian Rhythm’, ‘Fountain’, performance. Featured in the exhibition: ‘Versier’. Art Karoo. Oudtshoorn. South Africa. Picture by Wilhelm Vincent.
    A queering of Nauman’s Fountain and, of course, Duchamp’s Fountain.

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  2. ❤️

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