Rebels Without a Cause: Making Sense of Dada Today
Lee Siegel~Slate
Dada first appeared in Zurich right after the First World War and spread to Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, and New York. It was really more of a mood than a movement. As the comprehensive show Dada, currently at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., makes clear, Dada was an enveloping, cathartic reaction to the sickness of modern, mechanized warfare.
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January 6th a performance artist attacked Duchamp's "Fountain" with a hammer.