28-10 R MUTT 1


Saturday, October 28 – December 3, Wed-Fri 17:00 – 0:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-0:00


R MUTT is the name that Duchamp used to sign the urinal that he anonymously sent in for an exhibition. The committee rejected the work, but it gained mythical proportions anyway when people got wind of the artist behind R MUTT. It was one of the first readymades and the start of conceptual art. Now, 100 years later, we bring R MUTT back to life.

This is the first of a series of four exhibitions in De Ruimte. Artists from a wide range of disciplines will present new work under the name R MUTT. From visual art, sculptures and audio-visual installations to interventions in the building. When you step inside De Ruimte, you step into the world of R MUTT.

R MUTT is an experiment. What happens when you disconnect the work and the creator? Does the artist use this freedom to do something totally new? Or will the experiment remain small? And what is it like for the audience to see art without knowing who made it?

October 28: opening + anonymity party 24H Noord
Opening exhibition. Mask making, face painting and pancakes during the day, anonymous musicians and DJ’s during the night.

November 17: work in process
Evening of lectures about art as a process. When is a work finished?

December 3: end of R MUTT 1
Celebrating the end of the first exhibition of R MUTT.