Sunday, November 25, 2007

Dada in Iowa

The International Dada Archive

An interesting collection of Dada, a somewhat overlooked yet often mentioned art movement. I have started reading Marsden Hartley's  Adventures in the arts: informal chapters on painters, vaudeville and poets. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921, mostly because it is one of the few dada writings in English.

I got here by looking at woodblock works by Arthur Segal mentioned in today's new Wikipedia entry "Did you know that: Arthur Segal was prevented from exhibiting his art in Germany because of his Jewish background?" after brushing up on the history of the radical "Weathermen": "U.S. activist Kit Bakke went on from being considered a terrorist with a 400-page FBI file to become a nurse for children with cancer?"

Did you know that Dada means "hobbyhorse"? I didn't.

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