Thursday, March 22, 2018


duchamp, urinal, 1912

what's the best definition of dada?

anything goes.

 duchamp, readymade

dada starts as a cultural movement in neutral Zurich, Switzerland, during WWI and peaked from 1916 to 1920. the movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestos, art theory, theatre and graphic design and concentrated its antiwar politic through a rejections of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. \

dada photography is collage (either visual or formal)

 erwin blumenfeld, leinie spoor, 1932

or like this

 george grosz, remember uncle august, 1920

or illustration:

 max ernst, l'evade (1926)

or collage:

 hausmann, self portrait, 1920

dada "events" included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals. passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture filled their publications.