Duchamp's Fountain should be exhibited in the bathroom

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Do you think that an urinal won’t be considered art if it is being used in the bathroom?  The thing is: In my opinion, a Urinal is an artwork even if it is to be peed on. An artwork that is usable is better than an artwork that is unusable. So what?
I think placing Duchamp's Fountain in a bathroom is failing to understand the ironic juxtaposition of the installation.   It's like saying let's remake Caddyshack but this time set in a bowling alley- you've missed what made the thing famous in the first place.

Could some other urinal installed in a bathroom be art?  Sure.  I've seen very decorative urinals and urinals painted to look like gaping mouths that were quite disturbing.  But putting Duchamp's Fountain in a bathroom is missing the point, killing the joke, and disrespecting the artist's intention. 


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This is the biggest facts I’ve ever heard
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Which ones do you mean? Mine, Oromagi's or who's opinion do you agree with?
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Yours lol.

Dadaism is fake art imo
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everything is art if people call them so. The thing is, the beauty of the urinal comes not only from how beautiful it looks, but also that you could use it.

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everything is art if people call them so. The thing is, the beauty of the urinal comes not only from how beautiful it looks, but also that you could use it.
I don’t think I’m allowed to pee in the urinal lol
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That is the problem. Being able to pee in it is a part of the art, or should be. Imagine looking at a cake and not being able to eat it, then imagine millions of millionaires buy a CAKE only to look at it and not eat it. It loses its purpose.

The Mona Lisa is for looking. A urinal is for peeing. As much as it is a sculpture, it is an urinal and nobody can deny that.


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Also put it in an aristocratic restroom or teach the locals some manners. We are using its beauty, not smashing it to pieces. I would expect the urinal smashed if it was given to idiots.
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It’s fake art imo cause it doesn’t take effort unlike the Picassos and Monets of the world.

This is literally a less than 5 minute thing. Such a shame. Dadaism is a joke
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It may carry less art value than the most intricate sculpture, but it wouldn't be correct to call them fake art.
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So, what isn't art?

Or more precisely, what cannot be art?


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So, what isn't art?

Or more precisely, what cannot be art?
Art must be artificial, that's what the word means.  So Nature cannot be art.  Plants and animals cannot be art.  Rocks and water cannot be art.  But any of these can be made into art.  The distinction between art and mere manufacture lies in the heart of the artist and that artist's surrender to divinity.  Neither audiences nor critics can know for certain what is art.  No particular medium must be art or can't be art.  Art is made art by the heart of the artist.

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I 'suppose the insides of cave, stalactites, stalagmites, glittering crystals, aren't 'art.
'Are pretty to look at though.
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urinals are fucking weird
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urinals are fucking weird
Doesn't stop people from viewing it art. Some people find naked men carved out of stone weird too.