Dada was born in Zurich 100 years ago in reaction to the zeitgeist at the time. Having influenced many forms of modern art since, the movement boasts a proud legacy. But how does the spirit of Dada manifest itself today?
Dada was born in Zurich in 1916 and used absurdity to take on the insanity of the First World War. Arts.21 on the avant-garde movement and Dada's continuing impact today.
A century ago, international artists and writers met in Zurich to form a new movement, Dadaism. Their anti-art was a response to an ever-present issue: the madness of war.
Ólafur Elíasson’s new book celebrates the communal spirit of cooking and creativity. Plus: Hannah Höch, one of the few women artists associated with the Dada movement. And, a walk through Europe’s only Ming garden.
For the "Degenerate Art" exhibition sponsored by Hitler, the Nazis confiscated modern art from museums in 1937. The works were ridiculed before they were destroyed. The impact of the purges can be felt to this day.
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