Wielding scissors and glue, Dada artists innovated with collage

Fancy Young Lady- Dada
Fancy Young Lady- Dada

Dada … they were also experimental, provocatively re-imagining what art and art making could be. Using unorthodox materials and chance-based procedures, they infused their work with spontaneity and irreverence. Wielding scissors and glue, Dada artists innovated with collage and photomontage. Still others explored games, experimental theater, and performance. A central figure, Marcel Duchamp, declared common, manufactured goods to be readymade artworks, radically challenging the notion of a work of art as something beautiful made by a technically skilled artist.

What’s in a Name?
Participants claimed various, often humorous definitions of “Dada”—“Dada is irony,” “Dada is anti-art,” “Dada will kick you in the behind”—though the word itself is a nonsense utterance. As the story goes, the name Dada was either chosen at random by stabbing a knife into a dictionary, or consciously selected for a variety of connotations in different languages—French for “hobbyhorse” or Russian for “yes, yes.”

(Moma Museum New York)

Happy New Year 2016 and Seth Godin Predictions

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Seth Godin on 2016: Surefirepredictions

I’m betting on the following happening in 2016:

An event will happen that will surprise, confound and ultimately bore the pundits.

Out of the corner of your eye, you’ll notice something new that will delight you.

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