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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.

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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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