WHAT IS DADAISM?
- Dada or Dadaism was a form of artistic disorder born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time. It embraced elements of art, music, poetry, theatre, dance and politics. Dada was not so much a style of art like Cubism or Fauvism it was more a protest movement with a public declaration ( Or revolution )
HOW WAS IT FORMED?
- During World War 1 many artists, writers and intellectuals who were opposed to the war sought refuge from conscription in Switzerland. Zurich was a melting pot for these exiles and it was there on February 5th, 1916 that the writer Hugo Ball and his partner Emmy Hemmings opened the 'Cabaret Voltaire', In short it was an entertainment held in a night club.
GEORGE GROSZ (1893-1959) and JOHN HEARTFIELD (1891-1968)
THE SPIRIT OF DADA
RAOUL HAUSMANN (1886-1971)
'The Spirit of Our Time', 1920
DADA MANIFESTOS AND MAGAZINES
'DER DADA NO.2' 1919 ( Magazine Cover )
Edited by Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield, and George Grosz.