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Dada evolution to Beat to Punk

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Ayala Leyser: Dada Evolves: a historical review

Performance: Janice Mitchell: flute, poetry performance

Joanie Pallato and Sparro: piano and vocal performance.

On Exhibit: Prints, collages, drawings from the Weimar era through the 3rd Reich, Dada and Surrealism. Dada artists George Grosz, Otto Dix, Hannah Hoech, Raoul Hausmann, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, more…were the lucid observers and critics of their time. Dada’s formal inception, in the midst of WWI, was a wake-up call to humanity as to the horrors and dehumanization during and after the war. Dada depicted the social fragmentation and disconnect between post-war Bourgeois escapist lifestyle , and the poverty, anguish, and despair of disabled veterans, jobless widows and abandoned orphans. Dada was a revolutionary art movement, that in its attempt to destroy traditional “make pretty” art, brought more innovations and mental paradigm shifts than any other art genre or movement.dadasubjec 009 Photos: George Grosz: Berlin.       ‘Beat’ William Burroughs and Brion Gysin inspired by Dada post modernist language and visual fragmentation used Cut-up images and language.     Yony Leyser: ‘Daily Life Sucks’, photo.        Jeffery Hughart: ‘Amy’, oil on canvas.


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