Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess
a cura di Kunsthaus Zürich
- Dada is one of the most significant movements in 20th-century Western art and culture
- 2016 marks Dada's centenary
- Dadaglobe as an entire project has never been published or on public display before
- This book is likely to be the most significant publication marking the Dada anniversary, featuring much previously unpublished material
- Published to accompany exhibitions at the Kunsthaus Zürich (5 February to 1 May 2016), and MoMA, New York (12 June to 18 September 2016)
Dadaglobe was to be the definitive anthology of the Dada movement. Had it been published in 1921 as planned, it would have constituted more than one hundred artworks by some thirty artists from seven countries, showing Dada to be an artistic and literary movement with truly global reach. Yet, mainly due to a lack of funding, it remained unpublished, leaving a remarkable void in the literature on this early twentieth-century movement.
Dadaglobe Reconstructed restores this fascinating literary artefact with reproductions of the works of art received by the Romanian poet and cofounder of the Dada movement Tristan Tzara. His call for submissions in four categories - drawings, photographs of artworks, photographic self-portraits, and book layouts was met not merely with existing works. The parameters for production also served as a catalyst for the creation of many new ones, including some of the Dada movement's most iconic works. For the first time, the collection is presented here in full colour and alongside essays examining Tzara's concept and the history of Dada and Dadaglobe.
Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of Dada in Zurich and based on years of extensive research by American scholar Adrian Sudhalter, Dadaglobe Reconstructed provides a remarkable view of Dada, with a wealth of previously unpublished material.
> Kunsthaus Zürich is home to one of the most important art collections in Europe, including the world's largest and most significant collections of Dada artworks and documents. Museum of Modern Art, New York, is one of the world's foremost museums of modern and contemporary art.
Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Immagini a colori: 277
Immagini b/n: 113