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  Dada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in neutral Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1920.
Dada was an international movement, and it is difficult to classify artists as being from any one particular country, as they were constantly moving from one place to another.
In 1967, a large Dada retrospective was held in Paris, France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dada   (2138 words)

  
 Dada defined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The term dada, the French word for hobbyhorse, is said to have been selected at random from a dictionary by the Romanian-born poet, essayist, and editor Tristan Tzara.
Dada was originated in 1916 by Tzara, the German writer Hugo Ball, the Alsatian-born artist Jean Arp, and other intellectuals living in Zrich, Switzerland.
Dada as a movement declined in the 1920s, and some of its practitioners became prominent in other modern-art movements, notably surrealism.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/dada-def.html   (408 words)

  
 Dadaism
This is not to say that Dada is definable, for it was one of the primary goals of Dada to avoid the labeling and legitimizing of the establishment.
Dada is antagonistic toward established society in the modern avant-garde, Bohemian tradition of the épater-le-bourgeios posture, and 3.
Dada is a new tendency in art that seeks to change conventional attitudes and practices in aesthetics, society, and morality." The Dadaists's first performances were immediately after the opening of the cabaret and consisted of a collection of artwork and poetry.
www-camil.music.uiuc.edu /Projects/EAM/Dadaism.html   (1843 words)

  
 Dada - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
DADA [Dada] or Dadaism, international nihilistic movement among European artists and writers that lasted from 1916 to 1922.
Dada attacked conventional standards of aesthetics and behavior and stressed absurdity and the role of the unpredictable in artistic creation.
Dada principles were eventually modified to become the basis of surrealism in 1924.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/D/Dada.asp   (452 words)

  
 Janco Dada Museum îåæàåï éð÷å ...
Janco Dada Museum is situated in the center of the artist's village Ein Hod, about twenty km south of Haifa, not far from the Haifa-Tel Aviv highway.
Dada was a unique artistic movement which entirely changed 20th century art.
The Dada soirées were characterized by spectacular shows, and included simultaneous poetry, avant-garde music, and dancers wearing masks.
jancodada-museum.israel.net   (962 words)

  
 NGA-DADA - Introduction
Dada blasted onto the scene in 1916 with ear-splitting enthusiasm: rowdy, brazen, irreverent, and assaulting.
Dada shock tactics, however, were meant less as a wholesale disavowal of art than as a turning away from conventional understandings of art as illusionistic or transcendental.
Dada emerged in Zurich, a city whose neutrality provided a safe haven for European artists who were opposed to the war.
www.nga.gov /exhibitions/2006/dada/cities/index.shtm   (380 words)

  
 Dada Mail Project Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dada Mail is a general purpose mailing list manager, targeted to be used for small to medium organizations such as businesses, non-profit organizations and personal sites.
Dada Mail is also used to question the idea on what a piece of software is and what it isn't, making definitions such as "name", "function", "purpose", slippery.
The Object (Dada Mail) inherents all the beauty of its contemporary world which it is grounded in (i.e., it couldn't have been made 20 years ago or 20 years in the future) and also literally communicates ideas on its own with the various email messages it helps in sending out.
mojo.skazat.com /project   (726 words)

  
 Women Artists -- Dada and Surrealism
Dada's multimedia creations were chaotic, absurd, and humorous, and they took the forms of performances, "readymades" or found objects, self-destroying machines, and mystifying abstractions.
Her "junk art" 1918 Dada portrait of the photographer Berenice Abbott, who called von Freytag-Loringhoven a friend and a great influence, is made from a brush, stones, metal objects, cloth, paint, and various detritus.
In some respects, Surrealism was an outgrowth of Dada, as Salvador Dalí, Duchamp, and others renounced protest and absurdity in favor of the dislocated, symbolic imagery of the subconscious.
www.hlla.com /reference/surreal.html   (2001 words)

  
 Information on Dadaism
Dada was more than an art form or culture; it was a state of mind.
DADA: This word was seized upon by the Dadaists at the Cabaret Cafe in 1916 when a paper knife was found inserted into a dictionary pointing to the term "dada." This infant language for "hobbyhorse" was found appropriate for the group's anti-aesthetic creations and protest activities.
However, in the mid 1950's, a Dadaism revival occurred in New York, indicating that it was and still is a very prominent and important artistic movement in the world of arts.
www.geocities.com /allon_art/dada.html   (423 words)

  
 Dada. FREE Quality Information on Dada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dada, early 20th-century art movement, whose members sought to ridicule the culture of their time through deliberately absurd performances, poetry, and visual art.
Dada is often described as nihilistic—that is, rejecting all moral values; however, dadaists considered their movement an affirmation of life in the face of death.
Dadaism was launched in earnest in February 1916 when Hugo Ball, a German poet and musician, and his wife, performer Emmy Hennings, opened the Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich, Switzerland.
www.thebestaffiliate.com /arts/dada.php   (425 words)

  
 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They felt "dada" was a good fit for their art movement, which emphasized protest activities, despair regarding World War I, and distaste for what they thought were the bourgeois values of the art of the time.
Dada art was nihilistic, anti-aesthetic and a reaction to the rationalization, rules and conventions of mainstream art.
Many Dada artists considered their work to be anti-art or art that defied reason.
www.sanford-artedventures.com /study/g_dada.html   (187 words)

  
 Mark Harden's Artchive: "Dada and Surrealism"
Dada began as an anti-art movement or, at least, a movement against the way art was appreciated by what considered itself the civilized world; Surrealism was much more than an art movement and it thrust home Dada's subversive attack on rational and 'civilized' standards.
The word 'Dada', ambiguously denoting both 'hobby horse' and 'father', was arrived at by chance and gained immediate acceptance by its suitably childish and nonsensical ring.
Dada gave much to the Surrealist Movement and was finally absorbed by it in Paris in the mid-1920s.
artchive.com /artchive/surrealism.html   (1906 words)

  
 Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Dada movement was perhaps the most decisive single influence on the development of twentieth-century art, and its innovations are so pervasive as to be virtually taken for granted today.
Dada achieved its greatest "successes" in Paris; it was reported and hotly debated not only in small literary reviews, but also in the major newspapers and magazines, as well as in every café in the city.
The International Dada Archive is an invaluable resource both to the students and faculty of The University of Iowa and to the large community of Dada scholars throughout the world.
www.lib.uiowa.edu /dada/archive.html   (4227 words)

  
 Dada Clothes - Basketball Shoes Sneakers Jacket Top Shirt
Dada was founded in 1995 in the streets of New York and has risen to become one of the most outstanding urban brands.
Needless to say Dada is known for the legendary “Spree´s” basketball shoe, which has been developed in cooperation with the famous NBA Player Latrell Sprewell.
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www.kitmeout.com /fashion/dada.php   (269 words)

  
 ArtLex on Dada
Literally, the word dada means several things in several languages: it's French for "hobbyhorse" and Slavic for "yes yes." Some authorities say that the name Dada is a nonsensical word chosen at random from a dictionary.
Arp was a founding member of the first Dada group that coalesced in Zurich in 1916 around the Cabaret Voltaire of Hugo Ball, the poet and performer.
"Dada," wrote Arp, "wished to destroy the hoaxes of reason and to discover an unreasoned order." While this work is far less violent than some of the rhetoric of Dada, Arp's use of serendipitous composition here embodies what has been called the heart of Dada practice: the gratuitous act.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/d/dada.html   (1925 words)

  
 Dada
“Dada is ‘yes, yes’ in Rumanian, ‘rocking horse’ and ‘hobby horse’; in French,” he noted in his diary.
But Dada would die out in less than a decade and has not had the kind of major museum retrospective it deserves, until now.
“Dada wished to replace the logical nonsense of the men of today with an illogical nonsense,” wrote Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia, whose artist husband, Francis Picabia, once tacked a stuffed monkey to a board and called it a portrait of Cézanne.
www.smithsonianmagazine.com /issues/2006/may/dada.php   (665 words)

  
 DADA
Dada revelled in absurdity, and emphasised the role of the unpredictable in artistic creation.
Irreverence was another key feature: in one of Dada's most notorious exhibitions, organised by Max Ernst, axes were provided for visitors to smash the works on show.
While perhaps seeming flippant on the surface, the Dada artists were actually fuelled by disillusionment and moral outrage at the unprecedented carnage of World War One, and the ultimate aim of the movement was to shock people out of complacency.
www.artmovements.co.uk /dada.htm   (190 words)

  
 DADA WITHOUT DUCHAMP / DUCHAMP WITHOUT DADA
At a Dada exhibition in Dusseldorf, I was impressed that though Schwitters and Picabia and the others had all become artists with the passing of time, Duchamp's work remained unacceptable as art.
Richter recognizes (and I have written of this elsewhere) that the Dada "aggressive, polemical manifesto" owes a great deal to Futurism, especially so far as typography and layout are concerned, but he distinguishes between the programmatic Futurist manifestos and Dada's anti-programmatic stance (HR 33-35).
It will no longer do, then, to talk of Dada as what Michel Sanouillet calls a "bund, whose purposes were identical, and who had banded together their talents and energies to wage an excruciating war against society as a whole." At the same time, we must not expect the current movement ethos to disappear.
wings.buffalo.edu /epc/authors/perloff/dada.html   (6828 words)

  
 languagehat.com: DADA.
Dada psychology, dada literature, dada bourgeoisie, and you, most honored poets, who have always composed with words but never composed the word itself.
Dada Tzara, dada Huelsenbeck, dada m'dada, dada mhm' dada, dada Hue, dada Tza.
Dada Buddha, Dalai Lama, Dada m'dada, Dada m'dada, Dada mhm' dada.
www.languagehat.com /archives/000803.php   (928 words)

  
 Tzara, "Dadaism"
Those who acted as if Dada were important enough to resign from with a big noise have been motivated by a desire for personal publicity, proving that counterfeiters have always wriggled like unclean worms in and out of the purest and most radiant religions.
Dada is here, there and a little everywhere, such as it is, with its faults, with its personal differences and distinctions which it accepts and views with indifference.
Dada applies itself to everything, and yet it is nothing, it is the point where the yes and the no and all the opposites meet, not solemnly in the castles of human philosophies, but very simply at street corners, like dogs and grasshoppers.
www.english.upenn.edu /~jenglish/English104/tzara.html   (2442 words)

  
 Category:Dada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dada (sometimes called Dadaism) is a post-World War I cultural movement in visual art as well as literature (mainly poetry), theatre and graphic design.
The movement was a protest of the barbarism of the war; its works were characterized by a deliberate irrationality and the rejection of the prevailing standards of art.
The main article for this category is Dada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Dada   (115 words)

  
 The New York Review of Books: Making It New
Dada lasted roughly from 1916 to 1924, but the actual involvement of many of its participants was not even that long.
Dada came to an end as a move-ment in Paris in 1921 despite its furious public activity and the presence in the city of Tzara, Arp, Ernst, Duchamp, and Man Ray.
Dada's genius was that it refused to define itself and become an art movement in an era of proliferating avant-gardes.
www.nybooks.com /articles/19191   (3917 words)

  
 Documents of Dada and Surrealism: Dada and Surrealist Journals in the Mary Reynolds Collection
The journals discussed here are not the only periodicals published under the aegis of Dada and Surrealism, nor are the cities discussed the only ones affected by them.[1] They are, however, some of the most prominent and influential and represent the highlights of the journals in the Mary Reynolds Collection.
While Dada evenings soon became notorious for insurrection and powerful assaults on art and bourgeois culture, it was through Dada journals that the news of this developing movement reached all corners of Europe and even the United States.
Dada in Berlin took the form of corrosive manifestos and propaganda, biting satire, large public demonstrations, and overt political activities.
www.artic.edu /reynolds/essays/hofmann.php   (2134 words)

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