At Maison Margiela, Marco Brambilla Reinvents a Duchamp Masterpiece

To kick off Frieze Week, the celebrated video artist transforms a Marcel Duchamp painting into a monumental 11-screen panorama that depicts multiple 3D animated figures cascading down infinite invisible stairs.

Nude Descending a Staircase No.3 by Marco Brambilla

Here, we ask an artist to frame the essential details behind one of their latest works.

Bio: Marco Brambilla, 50, London/New York (@marcobrambillastudio)

Title of work: Nude Descending a Staircase No.3

Where to see it: Maison Margiela (1 Crosby Street, New York) until July 6.

Three words to describe it: Kinetic video sculpture.

The installation at Maison Margiela, New York

What was on your mind at the time: Cubism.

An interesting feature that’s not immediately noticeable: It’s made with AI algorithms.

How it reflects your practice as a whole: Art history meets technology.

One song that captures its essence: John Cage – Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947).

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