Since its first appearance, the ready-made has imposed a “compulsion to repeat”, both in contemporary art and art criticism. The structural recovery of myths that have deep implications on art, this book suggests, can help us break out of this hypnosis. The two essays in this book focus on two main topoi found in classic philosophy and modern technology, Recognition and Electricity, and the illuminating insights they give into the contemporary art world. Against the “cut and paste” trends of our time, Sortir Du Champ, Art Criticism Outside the Ready Media points to a way out of the exponential multiplication of ready-mades, in support of art and theories that do not claim Duchamp as an alibi for their lack of consistency.oss different cultures. 📄