Tribute to Marcel Duchamp

A giant chess board, simultaneous games, cinema, debates and milonga dance halls make up the diverse activities of the BIENALSUR’ s tribute to the father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, one hundred years after his stay in Buenos Aires.

"A piece of work is completed by those who view it or read it and make it survive through their acclamations or even through their condemnation," proclaimed the irreverent French artist, who in 1918 lived for nine months in a house at 1743 Alsina St., a time during which he was mainly dedicated to playing chess.

Complete program:


1835 Alsina St. - BCN Cultural Space (Library of the National Congress)

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Screening of the film "Everything I see is mine" With the presence of the directors Román Podolsky and Mariano Galperín.


1835 Alsina St.- BCN Cultural Space (Library of the National Congress)

6:00 to 6:30pm

Lecture "Cultural management as a tool for urban requalification, minimum experience" by the Architect Silvia Fajre.

Within the framework of the "Miradas de Buenos Aires" series

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Screening of the film "Everything I see is mine". Debate


1745 Alsina St. - Bar Oscar

2 to 6 p.m.

Simultaneous chess games, giant chess board, space for free play and activities for all ages.

4 to 5 p.m.

Guided tour from the Plaza del Congreso, Hipólito Yrigoyen Street and Solís Street, to the Sitio Duchamp, at 1743 Alsina St.

5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Lecture "Kick the board over: the rules of art after Duchamp" by Soledad Sobrino and Ignacio Zenteno, at 1786 Alsina.

6 to 6.30 p.m.

Inauguration of the artistic installations of François Abélanet and Josie Watson, the light installation of the artists Mariela Yeregui and Gabriela Golder and the presentation of the graphic work by Fernando García Delgado and guest artists.

6.30 to 8.30 p.m.

Music, tango lessons and milonga dance hall in honor of Francisco Canaro