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100 Years DADA. Zürich 1916-1920. A Collection

decoration06 Feb. 2016|27 Feb. 2016

“100 Years DADA. Zürich 1916-1920” brings unique documents of the Dada movement to Berlin, exactly a hundred years after Dada was founded in Zurich. To celebrate this noteworthy date several exhibitions document the history of Dada worldwide in all its facets. In Zurich, for example, “Dadaglobe Reconstructed” presents one single project, which was conceived but never realized by Tristan Tzara in 1921. Compared to that big event, organized by the Kunsthaus Zurich in cooperation with the Moma in New York and the Librairie Doucet in Paris, the Berlin exhibition is smaller, but goes back to the very roots and early groundbreaking days of Dada. It presents an outstanding private Dada collection which has never been shown to the public before – and will hardly be seen again.

Now for the first time, “100 Years DADA. Zürich 1916-1920”  unites original artworks, autographs, manuscripts, books, magazines and other documents either written and published in Zurich in the years 1916 to 1920 or conceived with a direct reference to those early Dada years. Highlights include the first ever Dada publication “Cabaret Voltaire” signed and inscribed by Tristan Tzara to Nicola Moscardelli and Francesco Meriano, the printed programme of the first “Dada Evening” at the Zunfthaus zur Waag on 14th July 1916 and the catalogue of the first Dada exhibition at the Gallery Corray in January/February 1917, along with programmes, invitations,  catalogues, and  manifestoes documenting the originality, wit and high artistic, social and political impact of  Dada. Among the artists presented in this excellent exhibition are Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Francis Picabia, Richard Huelsenbeck, Emmy Hennings, Hugo Ball, Julius Evola, Hans Arp, Raoul Hausmann – in short: the crème de la crème of the Dada movement.

A richly illustrated catalogue is available. Click here to order a copy.


06 Feb. 2016|27 Feb. 2016
Niebuhrstr. 78
Antiquariat Günter Linke
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