Anti-War and Anti-Bourgeois Art in the Dada Movement

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The beginning:
Anti-War and Anti-Bourgeois Art in the Dada Movement
Introduction
Opening Statement
The art movement that would be called Dada started in 1916 in Zurich, Switzerland with a night of performances at the Cabaret Voltaire, including the spoken poetry of the poet Hugo Ball (The Saylor Foundation 2010, p.2). That night, Ball recited a sound poem made of nonsense syllables that he called “
Karawane
” (
Stokstad
and
Cothren
2011, p.1037). At the same time, he wore a self-made costume made up of a paper suit, a cardboard cape, a cardboard tube hat, and odd cardboard “claws” (Figure 1;
Stokstad
and
Cothren
2011, p.1037). As art historians
Stokstad
and
Cothren
(2011) argue, “Ball’s poetry renounced the language devastated and made impossible by...
The end:
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Heilbrunn
Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 7 August 2011, <http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/duch/hd_duch.htm>
The Saylor Foundation. (2010). Dada. Retrieved 7 August 2011, <http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Dada.pdf>
Speck, O. C. (2009). The joy of anti-art: Subversion through
humour
in Dada.
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beiträge
zur
neueren
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Stokstad
, M. &
Cothren
, M.W. (2011). Art History, Volume 2. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.