Dada still provokes the shock of the old
A HUNDRED years after the Cabaret Voltaire first opened its doors in Zurich, it is hard to remember just how shocking, provocative and radical the early Dadaist movement once was.
Their extraordinary innovations in performance and technique are now commonplace and barely noticed gestures in the worlds of advertising and corporate culture, where one of the most important art movements of the 20th century is routinely gutted of its radicalism and reduced to the status of an “inheritance track” for the likes of Malcolm McLaren, Vic Reeves and Lady Gaga.
In their centenary year, it is... read more
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