HA! HA! HA! : The Humour of Art

Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov

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From the caricatures of Honoré Daumier, to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp, the puns of the Dadas, the videos of Dalí, to the works of John Baldessari and Marcel Broodthaers, humour has been a powerful tool in art, especially to be critical of itself. This catalogue will explore the humour of art through its different variations: toys and games, hoaxes, puns, jesters... A humorous essay by curator Nicolas Liucci- Gutnikov introduces the subject. An anthology of philosophical and historical texts puts humour as a tool of criticism in context, from Pascal, Montaigne, to Baudelaire and Nietzsche... Finally, some humorous quotes Dada and surrealist artists and writers punctuate the book.

The book is a French/Dutch bilingual edition, with a complimentary booklet in English.

Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov is curator at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris (Rouge, Grand Palais 2018, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Pompidou, 2019, among others)

Publisher
Editions Skira Paris
ISBN
9782370741516
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
208
Weight (kg)
1.26
Height (in)
31
Width (in)
23
Subject
Art , Art - Modern & Contemporary
Published Date
18 / 11 / 2021

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