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We had a dim premonition that power-mad gangsters would one day use art itself as a way of deadening men’s minds.
November 11, 2005 7:46 AM   Subscribe

The Digital Dada Library. Because "any attempt to conciliate an inexplicable momentary state with logic strikes me as a boring kind of game."
posted by The Jesse Helms (10 comments total)

 
wow. amazing.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:59 AM on November 11, 2005


This strikes me as an awfully un Dada thing to be doing. How can we preserve Dadaist work without simultaneously undoing it? Or does this serve as a warning, like a war memorial?
posted by alexst at 8:31 AM on November 11, 2005


hobbyhorse
posted by edgeways at 10:37 AM on November 11, 2005


I wonder if the items in this collection are described with metadada?
posted by carter at 11:46 AM on November 11, 2005


I wonder if the items in this collection are described with metadada?

DaDa != Postmodern
posted by alexst at 11:56 AM on November 11, 2005


dadabase

(sorry)
posted by celerystick at 12:16 PM on November 11, 2005


Dada is the police of the police.
posted by xod at 12:23 PM on November 11, 2005


I thought that was the Coast Guard.
posted by gohlkus at 3:17 PM on November 11, 2005


They're the police of the avant garde.

The Dada exhibit currently at the Centre Pompidou, will travel to the National Gallery, February 19, 2006 through May 14 and then to the Museum of Modern Art in New York from June 18 through September 11.
posted by xod at 3:47 PM on November 11, 2005


the dada holdings at Iowa are truly amazing -- great to see it online. Thanks!
posted by scody at 7:02 PM on November 11, 2005


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