By Sybaris Collection
Between 1935 and 1941, Marcel Duchamp took the museum and the art exhibitions to its more contemporary expression. He took a suitcase to carry on miniatures of some of his most important works so he can exhibit them in any place he went to. Since then, the idea of the museum could change forever but the art institution resisted and even today museums are still working inside the walls.
What is the true value of a work of art? Since always, we have thougth originality is the most important symbolic and economical value for art. Copies has been pushed into the black list of art history thanks to the renaissance idea of the artist as a genius and his inspiration as kind-of-a-God’s virtue. But what happens when the copy of one of the most iconic paintings in history became in an “original” copy with a million dollars value?
Destroying monuments and visual symbols is not a new form or protest or destrucion. However, in the past couple of years, several monuments and symbols has become a powerful tool for the social protests in Latin America, specially in Mexico and more recently in Colombia.
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