Dada Universal

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Dada Universal
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. © Succession Marcel Duchamp / 2015, ProLitteris, Zurich
Marcel Duchamp, “Fountain”, 1917 / replica 1964. The Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art.B72.0528

A response to the madness of the First World War, the Dada art movement was born in Zurich 100 years ago.

Turn the clock back to 1916, and step out into the world of Dada. A response to the madness of the First World War, the movement developed in Zurich 100 years ago in an explosion of absurd art and literature, objects, projections and sound poems. As the movement celebrates its centenary, the Landesmuseum Zurich looks back on it with a special exhibition, Dada Universal. It will feature more than 100 works of Dada art and literature, and examine the global impact of Dada from the 1900s up to the present day. Among the works are the flightless dodo bird, an African mask, and an almost 1000-year-old depiction of Christ on a Palm Donkey. Don’t miss Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’, which is widely regarded to be the ‘Mona Lisa’ of Dadaism. 

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