Regendering DADA

7 July 2024 – 12 January 2025

  • Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven, ca. 1922, © Library of Congress, Washington D.C., Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B2-5677-2
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    Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven, ca. 1922
    © Library of Congress, Washington D.C., Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B2-5677-2
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Motif abstrait (masques), Composition verticale-horizontale, 1917, © Stiftung Arp e.V., Rolandswerth/Berlin
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    Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Motif abstrait (masques), Composition verticale-horizontale, 1917
    © Stiftung Arp e.V., Rolandswerth/Berlin
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
  • Robert Delaunay, Porträt von Tristan Tzara, 1923, © Archivo Fotografico Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
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    Robert Delaunay, Portrait of Tristan Tzara, 1923
    © Archivo Fotografico Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • Sonia Delaunay: Kostümentwurf aus dem Jahr 1923,  in: Tristan Tzara: Le coeur à gaz, Jacques Damase Éditeur, Paris 1977, © Pracusa 20240606
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    Sonia Delaunay: Costume design from the year 1923, in: Tristan Tzara: Le coeur à gaz, Jacques Damase Éditeur, Paris 1977
    © Pracusa 20240606
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
    © Pracusa 20240606
  • Musidora als Irma Vep, 1915, © Les Vampires, a film by Louis Feuillade. Production Gaumont. 1915. Collection La Cinémathèque française
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    Musidora as Irma Vep, 1915
    © Les Vampires, a film by Louis Feuillade. Production Gaumont. 1915. Collection La Cinémathèque française
  • Brygida Ochaim in der Rolle der Irma Vep, Tanzperformance im Rahmen der Eröffnung der Ausstellung
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    Brygida Ochaim in the role of Irma Vep, dance performance as part of the opening of the exhibition "der die DADA", Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, photo: David Ertl
  • Suzanne Duchamp, Broken and Restored Multiplication, 1918-1919, Foto: The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY
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    Suzanne Duchamp, Broken and Restored Multiplication, 1918-1919, Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Man Ray, Porträt von Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp), 1921, Courtesy Collezione Ettore Molinario, © Man Ray Trust, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2024
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    Man Ray, Portrait of Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp), 1921, Courtesy Collezione Ettore Molinario
    © Man Ray Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: David Ertl
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    Installation view, photo: David Ertl
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Barbara Visser (Regie), Still aus Alreadymade, 2023, Courtesy Barbara Visser und CAT&Docs
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    Barbara Visser (director), Still from Alreadymade, 2023, Courtesy Barbara Visser and CAT&Docs
  • Susan Philipsz, Prelude, in the Form of a Passacaglia, 2019, Klanginstallation, 12-Kanal, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Aufzugs- und Treppenschacht mit Stahlbetonbohrpfählen, 2013, Foto: Schütze/Rodemann/Bildarchiv Monheim GmbH, F 1060
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    Susan Philipsz, Prelude, in the Form of a Passacaglia, 2019, 12-channel sound installation, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Lift and stair shaft with reinforced concrete bored piles, 2013, photo: Schütze/Rodemann/Bildarchiv Monheim GmbH, F 1060

The DADA exhibition at the Arp Museum shows the still underestimated participation of women in the most subversive of all art movements of the 20th century. Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Hannah Höch, Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia and many other female artists influenced Dada. For the first time, their works can be seen alongside those of their male colleagues in a major survey exhibi­tion. With the unconditional will to overthrow the established order, Dada broke many boundaries, including those of gender.

Exuberant soirees, wild dance evenings and shrill happenings – Dada was avant-garde and revo­lutionary. The horrors of the First World War and the political upheavals in Europe brought together artists from literature, the visual arts, music and dance around the world who op­posed the system and sought new art forms. They responded to the perceived fragmenta­tion of the world with absurd, nonsensical and subtle contradictory artistic messages.

 

Around 200 paintings, works on paper, photo­graphs, films and texts illustrate Dada's diver­sity. Dutch artist Barbara Visser follows the trace of Dada baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loring­hoven; Scottish artist Susan Philipsz performs a sound installation in the museum's spectacular elevator shaft and musician Dirk von Lowtzow lends his voice to the famous Dada manifestos.

Catalogue

The exhibition catalogue was edited by Julia Wallner and published by Hirmer Verlag with contributions by Astrid von Asten, Christa Baumberger, Ina Boesch, Simone Gehr, Nora Gomringer, Talia Kwartler, Agathe Mareuge, Brygida Ochaim, Helene von Saldern, Isabel Schulz, Ursula Ströbele, Julia Wallner and Joëlle Warmbrunn.

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Funded by                                           Funded by                                                   Funded by

the German Federal                            the Federal Government Comissioner

Cultural Foundation                            for Culture and the Media     

                    

                              

Director

Dr. Julia Wallner

+49 2228 9425-34
koll@arpmuseum.org

Research Assistant

Helene von Saldern M.A.

+49 2228 9425-57
vonsaldern@arpmuseum.org

Graduate Trainee

Joëlle Warmbrunn M.A.

+49 2228 9425-26
warmbrunn@arpmuseum.org

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