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                         DADA
       the word dada means several things in
          several languages: it's French for
      "hobbyhorse" and Russian for "yes yes."
         Some say that the name Dada is a
        nonsensical word chosen at random
                  from a dictionary.
Dada blasted onto the scene in 1916 with ear-splitting enthusiasm:
            rowdy, brazen, irreverent, and assaulting.
      Its sounds were clamorous, its visions were shocking
                                     "Everybody can Dada"
                                     —Dada-Fair, Berlin, poster, 1919
                    DADA
• Ridiculed contemporary culture and traditional
  art.
• It was born as a consequence of the collapse
  during World War I of social and moral values.
• Works reflected a cynical attitude toward art,
  irrational — absurd
• Produced art objects by unconventional
  methods.
• Several artists employed the chance results of
  accident as a means of production
Marchel Duchamp
Marchel Duchamp
Marchel Duchamp
Max Ernst
                           Max Ernst



         Max Ernst
    German, 1891–1976
Dada Triumphs!, poster for the
         exhibition
     Dada Early Spring,

                                   Johannes Baargeld and Max Ernst
                                 German,1892–1927; German, 1891–1976
                                    Le Roi rouge (The Red King), 1920
                                         ink on printed wallpaper
  Kurt Schwitters
• Ready Made:
Francis Picabia
DADA
DADA
 WHAT
WILL YOU
DO????
 DADA
                  Techniques
• Photomontage: pasted items are actual photographs or
  photographic reproductions culled from the press.
• Collage: pasted papers, fabric and other two-
  dimensional materials to their works.
• Assemblage: three-dimensional work of art comprising
  found elements.
• Readymade: everyday manufactured goods that are
  deemed to be art merely by virtue of the artist's
  selection.
• Typography: unconventional typographic design,
  frequently mixing fonts employing unorthodox
  punctuation
• Sound poem:
• Over painting: Painting over instruction sheets, pages
  from booklets, catalogue and books.
• "Art needs an operation."- Tristan Tzara, 1919
• "Before Dada was there, there was Dada."
  - Hans Arp, 1919


• "I can live without eating and drinking
  but not without DADA."- George Grosz, 1919
• "The normal state of man is Dada."- First International Dada
  Fair poster, 1919

• "The true dadas are against Dada."
  - First International Dada Fair poster, 1919

• "Dada has never claimed
  to have anything to do with art."
  - Max Ernst, 1920
• "Like everything in Life, Dada is useless."
  - Tristan Tzara, 1922

• "Dada signified nothing, it is nothing,
  nothing nothing . . . "
  - Francis Picabia, 1915

• "No one can escape from DADA."
  - Tristan Tzara, 1920

				
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