Tag Archives: Richard Huelsenbeck

paranoid spittled walls

This exaltation of the violent compulsive spontaneity so reified by the Dada movement, Andre Breton and Max Ernst in particular was put to almost absurd extremes into an effort to appropriate Leonardo Da Vinci into their nihilistic process of attacking … Continue reading

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flowers of evil : herman cain dada

In his debates he looks almost bizarrely overconfident,brazenly¬† recycling the same answers and obsessed with the populist mantra of 9-9-9- as if its a toll free number where you can order the godfather himself for home delivery. Its always ladies … Continue reading

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women and television : its raining men at the zoo

If something is not spiritual, then its opposite can be seen as nihilistic. There is a good possibility at that television and mass market entertainment is for the most part, rooted in Dadaist thought. The ready-made, the generic; the abolition … Continue reading

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new frontier

The modern sense of the human being. The eternal sense of the individual condition as essentially one of individual conflict and torment, caught in some nasty crosswinds between building and demolition- often simultaneously- the regression and enlightened, the hysterical and … Continue reading

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cabaret voltaire: an arcade project

Dada as just another shop, another boutique in the arcade? Dada put into question the myths surrounding originality, and the relationship of the artist to the category of “genius”. Dada suggested instead, or implied that everyone could be an artist, … Continue reading

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WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

Madness, love and mysticism. Perhaps everything you always wanted to know about Dali, Freud, Psychoanalysis and Pictorial Surrealism. Salvador Dali was immersed in the conquest of the irrational, infinite and likely futile search for the unconscious and its meaning. His … Continue reading

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Photomontage, Berlin Dada & Adolf Scissorhands

Dada did not have homogenous and formal characteristics as other art styles. Dada cannot be considered an art style per se, but in general, an anti-art movement ¬†that began as a response to the mercantilism and colonialism that gave rise … Continue reading

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