As the Clouds of World War I gathered over 1916 Europe, a group of Inventive Artists, Writers, and Performers sought to Rage against the Machine. Poking fun at the Status Quo’s Materialism, Nationalism, Polite, Suppressed Society, and its ideas about Art in general, DaDa was not just an Art Movement, but an Anti-Art Movement, reflecting the Absurdity of the World, and the Impending Storm of War and Chaos back onto itself.
"Influenced by other avant-garde movements - Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Expressionism - its output was wildly diverse, ranging from performance art to poetry, photography, sculpture, painting, and collage. Dada's aesthetic, marked by its mockery of materialistic and nationalistic attitudes, proved a powerful influence on artists in many cities, including Berlin, Hanover, Paris, New York, and Cologne, all of which generated their own groups. The movement dissipated with the establishment of Surrealism, but the ideas it gave rise to have become the cornerstones of various categories of modern and contemporary art.”
- The ArtStory Blog
"Our 'Cabaret Voltaire' is a gesture....Every word that is spoken and sung here says at least this one thing: that this humiliating age has not succeeded in winning our respect.”
~ Hugo Ball, in his Diary, 1916
“I wish to blur the firm boundaries which we self-certain people tend to deliniate around all we can achieve.
~ Hannah Hoch
“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”
~ Marcel Duchamp
“ You’ll never know why you exist, but you will always allow yourselves to be easily persuaded to take life seriously.”
~ Tristan Tzara
Just a little over 100 years later, we feel the Dadaist’s Rage and Confusion, all over again. Modern Humans may not have learned much from History, but we can do our best to catch the Rebellious Ingenuity of some of its most interesting and Revolutionary Artists.
This show is a group homage to the original ‘Fuck It’ Art Movement. Please join us.
Opening Reception: 5/4/18
Live DJ Joe George
5.00 Suggested Donation
All Proceeds go to the Music & Performers
17 W. Main St Mechanicsburg Pa 17055
For More Info: 717-458-8245
Exhibit dates: May 4th 2018- August 20th 2018.
Deadline for Submissions: May 1st at 9pm.
Any medium welcome. Submissions will be limited to 3 pieces per artist.
To submit, please e-mail up to 3-6 images of your artwork in jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
submission fee is 5.00 per artist
17 W Main St Mechanicsburg Pa