Dada

Videos

Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema

Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema

Posted June 5th, 2013

Dada, Film, France, Surrealism, Videos

Anémic Cinéma (1926) is a Dadaist, surrealist, or experimental film made by Marcel Duchamp. The film depicts whirling animated drawings — which Duchamp called Rotoreliefs — alternated with puns in French. Duchamp signed the film with his alter ego name of Rrose Sélavy. Rotoreliefs were… Read More

Shows

Hans Richter – Major Retrospective at LACMA

Hans Richter – Major Retrospective at LACMA

Posted May 6th, 2013

Dada, Germany, Shows

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Hans Richter: Encounters, the first museum exhibition to examine the evolution of German artist Hans Richter’s practice based on his interaction with other artists, writers, filmmakers, and composers. In Richter’s most significant retrospective since the 1980s, the… Read More

Mixed Media

Merzbank – New online art project inspired by Kurt Schwitters launching on 1 April

Merzbank – New online art project inspired by Kurt Schwitters launching on 1 April

Posted March 29th, 2013

Dada, Events, Internet, Mixed Media

To ring in the new financial year, Film and Video Umbrella is opening MerzBank – a repository of artists’ online works that draw their inspiration from that trailblazing exponent of collage, Kurt Schwitters. Guided by his innovations in the visual arts, in spoken word, in… Read More

Videos

IMAGO: Méret Oppenheim

IMAGO: Méret Oppenheim

Posted February 25th, 2013

Dada, Documentaries, Surrealism, Switzerland, Videos

IMAGO: Meret Oppenheim from 1996 is a 90-minute art film by Pamela Robertson-Pearce (director) and Anselm Spoerri (producer). The narration by Glenda Jackson is based on texts, letters, dreams and poems by Meret Oppenheim. It has been shown in cinemas in Europe and America, and… Read More

Russia

A look at “Klänge” (Sounds) by Wasily Kandinsky

A look at “Klänge” (Sounds) by Wasily Kandinsky

Posted January 25th, 2013

Books, Dada, Russia

“Klänge” is a book by Russian expressionist artist Wassily Kandinsky, published in an edition of 345 in Munich in late 1912. The work is a famous early example of an artist’s book, containing both poems and woodcuts by the artist, forming two parallel strands, each… Read More

Surrealism

Max Ernst – Pioneer of Surrealism and Dada gets first retrospective in Austria

Max Ernst – Pioneer of Surrealism and Dada gets first retrospective in Austria

Posted January 23rd, 2013

Dada, Documentaries, Germany, Shows, Surrealism

The Albertina devotes an exhibition – his first retrospective in Austria – to Max Ernst, the great pictorial inventor. Presenting a selection of 180 paintings, collages, and sculptures, as well as relevant examples of illustrated books and documents, the exhibition will assemble works related to… Read More

Modernism

Master of the Collage – Kurt Schwitters in Britain

Master of the Collage – Kurt Schwitters in Britain

Posted January 22nd, 2013

Dada, Mixed Media, Modernism

Schwitters in Britain is the first major exhibition to examine the late work of Kurt Schwitters, one of the major artists of European Modernism. The exhibition focuses on his British period, from his arrival in Britain as a refugee in 1940 until his death in… Read More

Modernism

The Merz Barn – Kurt Schwitters’ “Cabin in the Woods”

The Merz Barn – Kurt Schwitters’ “Cabin in the Woods”

Posted January 11th, 2013

Dada, Germany, Installations, Modernism

In the last years of his life, German artist Kurt Schwitters lived in exile in the Lake District, where he set about creating what he hoped would be his ultimate artwork, the ‘Merz Barn’. Schwitters’ original ‘Merzbau‘ is an icon of modernism and an early… Read More

Murals

Lost Dada art found in Israel

Lost Dada art found in Israel

Posted February 28th, 2012

Dada, Israel, Murals

Imagine the feeling of uncovering a Marcel Janco mural that hasn’t been seen in half a century. That’s precisely what happened to Eli Shaltiel as he was working on the restoration of the Janco’s former studio in Ein Hod, Jerusalem. It all began with a… Read More