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  • noun

Synonyms for dada

an informal term for a father

a nihilistic art movement (especially in painting) that flourished in Europe early in the 20th century

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We witness all these characters in contemporary art," Madra writes, noting that the Dada movement was at its peak in 1920 at the Dada Fair in Berlin and historically ended in 1923.
The Dada movement, a rather loose international movement in art, literature, theater and film, and other media originated in pacifist Zurich, Switzerland, in opposition to the First World War.
The Dada movement ridiculed the meaninglessness of the modern world.
When Michel Sanouillet's Dada in Paris first reared its head in 1965, it served as the seminal volume of Dada history, taking to task art historians who had "until recently excluded the Dada movement from their studies.
Postwar artist Robert Rauschenberg bridged the gap between the Dada movement and Abstract Expressionism.
At the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, a Roumanian, Tristan Tzara, an Alsacian, Hans Arp, and two Germans, Hugo Ball and Richard Hulsenbeck, founded the Dada movement.
He also provides information about the Dada movement, cubism, fascism, communism, pop art, and expressionism.
His book "Ball and Hammer," an interpretation of the DADA movement and early modernism, will be published by Yale University Press next spring.
First published in 1951, the book contains every major text of the Dada movement.