Dada hit the New York scene in 1915 and largely, it stayed there for eight short years. Why leave? Why New York? Who were the New York Dadaists? What was their angle? What did they hope to accomplish?
This week, I challenge you to dig in, to read about Dada in New York. I could conceivably write a fresh piece from my perspective, but I feel that there are several good sources online that can acquaint you with the basics and guide you on to further information, should you be so curious. I present you with three such links to start you off.
Every search will turn up something from wikipedia, from the mundane to the obscure. I’m not its biggest fan, but it’s a place to get generalities, a good starting point, if you will.
Dada Art has an extensive website devoted to Dada. I especially appreciate its page of Dada links, all which are quality references.
If you want to learn anything about modern art whatsoever, MoMA, is definitely the way to go. Factual and yet, interesting.
In closing, I’d like to thank Keith Chambers for the use of his images, including the collaborations with Charlie Holt, and those sent to him in recent weeks. Thanks to Charlie Holt, Linda French and Denise Woodward also.
May you all take time to learn a little bit about the origins of Dada in New York and may you connect with your inner Dada.
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!