The Show That Shook the World (2013)
56min · Documentary, History · 1 March 2013
This is the first film ever to record the history of one of the most important cultural events of the twentieth century - the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the exhibition - known as 'The Armory Show' - prompted a storm of controversy. Introducing such 'unknown' artists as Picasso, Matisse and Gauguin, the work most vilified by an outraged public was Marcel Duchamp's 'Nude Descending a Staircase.' Featuring a previously unknown illustrated talk by Duchamp (recorded by the producer), the film presents the dramatic history behind the infamous show, including rare archival photographs of the event. Michael Taylor, former curator of modern art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, called the film 'fascinating.'
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