Grand opening of the first Dada exhibition: International Dada L’ABCdaire de Miró PDF, Berlin, 5 June 1920. The central figure hanging from the ceiling was an effigy of a German officer with a pig’s head. J’ai vu et c’est de toi qu’il s’agit, De Zayas!
L’œuvre, les écrits, mythologie et techniques ainsi que les influence et le contexte de Mirô.
Dada artists, group photograph, 1920, Paris. Second row: Paul Dermée, Philippe Soupault, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Celine Arnauld, Francis Picabia, André Breton. French term for a hobby horse. The roots of Dada lie in pre-war avant-garde. The term anti-art, a precursor to Dada, was coined by Marcel Duchamp around 1913 to characterize works which challenge accepted definitions of art. Illustration for the cover of the periodical Dadaphone, n.
Dada was an informal international movement, with participants in Europe and North America. The beginnings of Dada correspond to the outbreak of World War I. Avant-garde circles outside France knew of pre-war Parisian developments. Many Dadaists believed that the ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ of bourgeois capitalist society had led people into war. They expressed their rejection of that ideology in artistic expression that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality. According to Hans Richter Dada was not art: it was « anti-art. Dada represented the opposite of everything which art stood for.