100 Years of Dada Zurich
14. Feb 2016 – 10. Jul 2016
Founded on 5 February 1916 by Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara, and Hans Arp in Zurich's "Cabaret Voltaire," Dada is one of the most progressive art movements of the 20th century. To mark its centenary, the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck resurrects Dada's foremost birthplaces: the legendary artist nightclub "Cabaret Voltaire" and the bourgeois "Galerie Dada". Setting off from these two poles, the Dadaists revolutionised the international art world within a short span of time. Aside from their own works, they also showed such international avant-garde artists as Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, and Paul Klee, all of whom are represented in the present exhibition. The artworks are embedded in a lively staging that sheds light on the complex social and intellectual soil from which Dada sprang. Subjects ranging from psychology and literature to political and sociocultural revolts reflect the zeitgeist and provide for a vivid presentation of Dada's origins.
In collaboration with Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich