Below are excerpts from our favorite art history "movement", Dadaism, which sprung forth with the aid of the Dada Manifesto, written and performed live by Hugo Ball in 1916. In case this is not your area of general knowledge, the Dada movement was carried forward by many other artists, which opened the door to the Surrealist Manifesto, written by Andre Breton, and paved the way for the Fluxus movement, the Situationists, the "Happening", etc. (Now we have the Lady Gaga).
|Hugo Ball, 1916|
|from "Gas Heart" a play by Tristan Tzara|
|Nam Jun Paik, played by Charlotte Moorman|
To further douse us in this exalted history, here is Marie Osmond doing Hugo Ball's poetry!
A few years later, the Dada movement evolved through the works of other artists, including Tristan Tzara, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp etc: http://www.ralphmag.org/AR/dada.html
|La Tonsure, Duchamp|
"I don't believe in art. I believe in artists" Marcel Duchamp
Why does the Ranger love Dada?
|Joseph Cornell box, sometimes lumped in with Dada|