Tags archives: dada

AVANT-GARDE / EDITO

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EDITO BY SANZA BULAYA, TRANSLATION BY SJ   “Revolted by the butchery of wars, we Revver magazine devoted ourselves to the arts. While the guns rumbled in the distance, we sang, painted, made collages and wrote poems with all our might.” We borrow this Avant-Garde statement from Hans Arp because activism is almighty. Prolific and subversive acti[...]

A DADA MOVIE / 7EME ART

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BY JONATHAN HOLLAND PUBLISHED IN VARSITY Isaki Lacuesta’s debut documentary, “Cravan vs. Cravan,” spins a riveting hour and a half out of the strange life and stranger death of the marginal figure of Arthur Cravan, the early 20th-century poet, boxer and Dadaist who made his life his art. The stranger-than-fiction raw material is compelling enough in itsel[...]

THE DADA MUSICOLOGY / BONUS TRACK

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Musicology is the study of music as a branch of knowledge or field of research as distinct from composition or performance. If we are talking about the Dada art movement influence on music or the music influence on the Dada art movement, we have to mention the genius John Cage… Courtesy of John Cage Trust - Your support in this project has been highly app[...]

ANTI-ART MOVEMENT! / TRENDS

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BY SAMANTHA HUNT Dada was once branded as “anti-art”. I know what you are thinking – how does an art movement rebel against art? What this means is that they were generally in opposition to everything art stood for. They ignored aesthetics. They affronted sensibilities. In all, their thoughts concerning traditional culture were also thoughts of des[...]

A GRAPHIC REVOLUTION / DESIGN

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BY GUITY NOVIN – A HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN Dada's innovative approach to typography, photomontage, negative white space, layout, letter spacing and line spacing has played a significant role in the development of communication design. Of course, many aspects of their style, technique and aesthetics were borrowed from Futurists. In particular, Dada a[...]