Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, ‘Contra Michel, 1924 - da série Contra Duchamp’, 2013, Galería Vermelho

Besides being the forerunner of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp was also a great chess player. in the solo show espera, Gisela motta (1976) and Leandro Lima (1976) present the 2013 work Contra duchamp [against duchamp], a series that reenacts 21 chess games played by duchamp in the beginning of the 20th cen- tury. the games are reproduced in animations made with Leds, based on the game notation codes. motta and Lima’s aim here is not to so much to make an exact representation of the games, but rather to reveal the player behind the great artist.

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