Kris Martin’s Idiot

Idiot. Kris Martin, 2005.

Kris Martin’s work provides a humorous existential twist on the ready-made.

One of the seeds of his current show at Kestner Gesellschaft is Dostoyevsky’s novel The Idiot.

For his 2005 piece Martin copied the entire text of the novel in his hand. It took him 5 months!

There was one catch:

He replaced every mention of Prince Myshkin with his own name!

More if the exhibit at Contemporary Art Daily

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