Art, wrote Marcel Broodthaers, "hangs on our bourgeois walls as a sign of power." The Belgian conceptualist also understood that art was just another consumable item, part of a world "devoted to advertisements, overproduction, and horoscopes." So in 1964 he gave up his career as a poet and turned to the task of making something that might resist co-optation. To wake up a passive audience, he dug deeply into philosophical issues surrounding the culture of display, most notably in museums, and through an eccentric body of work relentlessly pursued those questions until his... More >>>