Nude Descending a Staircase No.3



Video Archive

Nude Descending a Staircase No.3 moves the iconic Duchamp painting (Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2) into the dimension of time. The illusion of movement in the painting is explored as layers of figures collaged onto a panoramic digital canvas constantly reconfigure themselves to cascade down an unseen stairway. The figures, shapes and color palette are pure cubism, now expanded into three dimensions using stateof-the-art machine- learning technology. The original 1912 Nude Descending a Staircase No.2 is a rare case where an artist originally drew from a “new” technology (Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic time-studies) as inspiration for a painting. By taking the original Duchamp painting back into the technological realm and adding the dimension of time, Brambilla completes the circle and pays homage to the deconstructed image using a wholly contemporary visual language.

sdf Installations

2022 Frieze New York presented by Maison Margiela
New York City, New York

2021 Design Miami presented by Maison Margiela
Miami, Florida

2019 Frieze Art Fair
Oculus World Trade Center
New York, New York

2019 Némo Biennial
Paris, France

2019 ‘New Cubism’ by Future City
The Gallery at Foyles
London, United Kingdom

2019 Arcade
London, United Kingdom

Selected press

Feature: Nude Descending a Staircase No.3

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Maison Margiela / Marco Brambilla: Nude Descending a Staircase No.3