Feb 8, 2017

Dada ... over a century old. Anti art

Dada the anti-art movement which was launched by Hugo Ball on July 14, 1916. Hugo Ball wrote a manifest and they met in Cabaret Voltaire, Zuerich. Its aim: to ‘get rid of everything that smacks of journalism, worms, everything nice and right, blinkered, moralistic, europeanised, enervated.'
They created “poetry shorn of intelligible words, music devoid of melodies and statements in which the message was cannibalized by the absurdity of the language” as “a protest against a European civilization hellbent on war.”

They were only active a couple of years but had a lot of impact. I love it!

They published some magazines (1917 - 1921) which you can download now.


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