Even the Ghost of the PastFor this exhibition, the artist has also created a sculptural work that pays homage to Marcel Duchamp’s Étant donnés,
1946-66. Like Duchamp, Dzama has created an intricate tableau only visible to viewers through a small peephole.
The artist imagines what could have provoked Duchamp’s famous scene of a nude splayed in the woods. Evoking David
and Goliath, Dzama’s fanciful interpretation proposes a wily fox is to blame, knocking-out both the nude and her
lover with a slingshot. Dzama, thus effectively, and comically, demystifies one of art history’s most enigmatic works.
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