As art history buffs on the app have pointed out, both movements attribute meaning to the meaningless.
Isidore Isou’s Radical Quest to Reinvent Language
A sweeping retrospective at the Centre Pompidou surveys the work of the Romanian-born artist who founded the avant-garde Letterism movement in 1940s France.
A Book Argues for Dada’s Russian Origins
Unlike its Western iteration, Dadaism in early twentieth century Russia was closely allied to political revolution.
Dada-Inspired Snack Foods for an Aesthetic Eating Experience
By infusing decadence and whimsy into snacking, these food products invite an unexpected visual experience to the typically mindless midday nosh.
The Dadaists’ Fevered Dreams of Africa
Dada Africa is an exhibition that exhumes the collision between the Dadaists’ preconceived notions of Africa and actual African cultural artifacts.
A Trove of Dadaist Fun Is Reissued
As part of the Dada centennial celebrations, Ugly Duckling Presse has published a 1000-copy, boxed-set, limited-edition facsimile of the two editions of The Blind Man, called The Blind Man: New York Dada, 1917.
A Digital Art Tribute to Dada Gets an IRL Gallery Show
Launched in 2015, Dadaclub.online made high-quality scans of three dozen Dada works available for reinterpretation by new media artists. Now, 27 of the resulting remixes are on view in Paris.
The Dada Gaze into the Eternal Now
‘Dada Presentism: An Essay on Art and History’ is an exposé of the conflict between conscious and unconscious forces.
A Dada Exhibition Fetishizes the Movement’s Ephemera
The exhibition is shallow, portraying the movement through familiar pieces and presentations that provided but a façade of its “simultaneity of contradictions.”
An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’
The spectacle can be found on every screen that you look at. It is the advertisements plastered on the subway and the pop-up ads that appear in your browser.
“We Need a New Skin Color”: The Racial Imagination of Dada
The centenary of Dada is almost upon us. If the movement had an identifiable beginning, it was certainly at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916, where Richard Huelsenbeck, Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Hans Arp and others gathered for events that have come down to us in detached bits of information and cloudy rumors more than anything else.
The Dada Catalogue Marcel Duchamp Designed to Be Thrown Away
For a 1953 Dada exhibition, Marcel Duchamp designed a one-page catalogue meant to be crumpled up and tossed in the trash.