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June 17, 2006 9:48 AM   Subscribe

When Artists Took Over the Asylum [NYT]: A 450 piece Dada exhibit opens Sunday at MoMA in New York. The collection features works from such Dada greats as Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Jean "Hans" Arp, Hannah Höch, and Baroness Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven.
posted by grapefruitmoon (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Marcel Duchamp previously on MetaFilter.

Photomontage thread highlighting Höch, among others.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:49 AM on June 17, 2006

Just in time for Fathers' Day!

So why are so many of the 3D pieces in the MOMA collection replicas of lost or destroyed pieces? Are there other 'replicas' in other museums? More importantly what would the Dadaists think of that?
posted by Gungho at 9:56 AM on June 17, 2006

As always, wonderful post.

Artists of DaDaism or more info. Writing: digital DaDa. Visual samples of each DaDaist.
posted by nickyskye at 10:04 AM on June 17, 2006

yay for Dada!
I'm all over this display.
posted by Busithoth at 11:02 AM on June 17, 2006

Nice post, grapefruitmoon. I've been gnashing at the bit to see this show ever since it first opened in Paris (where I think it had something like 1600 objects!) ... I've heard nothing but raves about it, so am hoping to get out to NY soon to see it. In the meantime, there are some related shows here in L.A.: John Heartfield at the Getty, and The Societe Anonyme at the Hammer (which will tour for the next few years, starting this fall).
posted by scody at 11:30 AM on June 17, 2006

I saw this in Paris last year (altho it was arranged differently apparently, and larger)---out-of-this-world wonderful and thorough!

Don't miss the Schwitters, and the printed works.
posted by amberglow at 11:31 AM on June 17, 2006

...it's good to be reacquainted with a generation that had no market to speak of and for whom society's corruption and exhaustion seemed a golden opportunity to make themselves useful. Politicians were responsible for mass murder, advertisers were conmen, the press self-censoring. ...

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posted by amberglow at 11:36 AM on June 17, 2006

The next day of International Dadaism Month in Lawrence, KS is less then a month away.
Previously on MetaFilter, but the FPP link is broken.
posted by cosmonaught at 5:58 PM on June 17, 2006

It was in DC before NY and I saw it there. Very good show, especially the little room where they played the sound poems.
posted by Falconetti at 10:47 AM on June 19, 2006

I too saw it in DC and it was awesome. Go!
posted by shoepal at 11:57 PM on June 19, 2006

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