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"I am writing a manifesto and there's nothing I want, and yet I'm saying certain things, and in principle I am against manifestos, as I am against principles..." -Tristan Tzara, Dada Manifesto 1918

"I am writing a manifesto and there's nothing I want, and yet I'm saying certain things, and in principle I am against manifestos, as I am against principles..." -Tristan Tzara, Dada Manifesto 1918

Dada or Dadaism was an art movement which began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter. It was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. Dada activities included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals; passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture were topics often discussed in a variety of media.

Dada or Dadaism was an art movement which began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter. It was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. Dada activities included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals; passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture were topics often discussed in a variety of media.

dada 391, No. 12, Paris, March 1920  Art is a pharmaceutical product for idiots.  Dada Manifesto by Francis Picabia, 391, No. 12, Paris, March 1920

dada 391, No. 12, Paris, March 1920 Art is a pharmaceutical product for idiots. Dada Manifesto by Francis Picabia, 391, No. 12, Paris, March 1920

Dada Manifesto by Hugo Ball 14th july 1916: 'Dada comes from the dictionary. it is terribly simple. In French it means "hobby horse." In German it means "good-by," "Get off my back," "Be seeing you sometime." In Romanian: "Yes, indeed, you are right, that's it. But of course, yes, definitely, right." And so forth'. -text at http://www.docstoc.com/docs/98555559/hugo-ball---dada-manifesto-july-1916

Dada Manifesto by Hugo Ball

Dada Manifesto by Hugo Ball 14th july 1916: 'Dada comes from the dictionary. it is terribly simple. In French it means "hobby horse." In German it means "good-by," "Get off my back," "Be seeing you sometime." In Romanian: "Yes, indeed, you are right, that's it. But of course, yes, definitely, right." And so forth'. -text at http://www.docstoc.com/docs/98555559/hugo-ball---dada-manifesto-july-1916

Dada Manifesto By Hugo Ball, 14th July 1916 - 391.org - Manifestos

Dada Manifesto By Hugo Ball, 14th July 1916 - 391.org - Manifestos

Do take a look at Laura Thompson's boards at https://www.pinterest.com/laurat0712/  ISHCMC Visual Art  Thatcher pukes up the welfare state, 1986. Photomontage Peter Kennard

Do take a look at Laura Thompson's boards at https://www.pinterest.com/laurat0712/ ISHCMC Visual Art Thatcher pukes up the welfare state, 1986. Photomontage Peter Kennard

Tristan Tzara by Man Ray. I always love seeing Man Ray's crops. They were often very extreme, as seen in this example.

Tristan Tzara by Man Ray. I always love seeing Man Ray's crops. They were often very extreme, as seen in this example.

Dada Manifesto - youtube Andre Codresceau reads an excerpt from the Dada Manifesto 1918, followed by the scholars William Camfield and Marc Dachy, who discuss its impact on the Avant Garde

Dada Manifesto - youtube Andre Codresceau reads an excerpt from the Dada Manifesto 1918, followed by the scholars William Camfield and Marc Dachy, who discuss its impact on the Avant Garde

“To Make a Dadaist Poem”, part VIII of the “dada manifesto on feeble love and bitter love” (1920): Take a newspaper. Take some scissors. Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem. Cut out the article. Next carefully cut out each of the words that makes up this article and put them all in a bag. Shake gently. Next take out each cutting one after the other. Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag. Them poem will resemble you...

“To Make a Dadaist Poem”, part VIII of the “dada manifesto on feeble love and bitter love” (1920): Take a newspaper. Take some scissors. Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem. Cut out the article. Next carefully cut out each of the words that makes up this article and put them all in a bag. Shake gently. Next take out each cutting one after the other. Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag. Them poem will resemble you...

Tristan Tzara, “How to Make a Dadaist Poem” from Dada Manifesto on Feeble & Bitter Love, 1920 (via definingpoetry)

Tristan Tzara, “How to Make a Dadaist Poem” from Dada Manifesto on Feeble & Bitter Love, 1920 (via definingpoetry)

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Tristan Tzara - Biography, DADAism & Poetry - The Art History Archive

Tristan Tzara - Biography, DADAism & Poetry - The Art History Archive

Tristan Tzara primary founder Dadaism Romanian French born poet artist wrote 1st Dada texts 25 poémes 1918 dada manifestos 1924 regular performer at Cabaret Voltaire Zurich. In Paris, Tzara joined staff at literature magazine marked Dada’s transition into Surrealism. official death of Dadism in 1922.

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Tristan Tzara primary founder Dadaism Romanian French born poet artist wrote 1st Dada texts 25 poémes 1918 dada manifestos 1924 regular performer at Cabaret Voltaire Zurich. In Paris, Tzara joined staff at literature magazine marked Dada’s transition into Surrealism. official death of Dadism in 1922.

On July 28, 1916, Hugo Ball read out the Dada Manifesto at Zurich's Cabaret…

On July 28, 1916, Hugo Ball read out the Dada Manifesto at Zurich's Cabaret…