Dadaism
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Dadaism

Protest movement led by artists, writers, and intellectuals who first spoke up from their Swiss exile in 1916 with the foundation of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. “Dada” was a term denoting anything that no longer wished to be associated with the World War and its devastating consequences, and with an arts and culture movement that had been unable to prevent the disaster. Hugo Ball, Hans Arp, Marcel Janco, Tristan Tzara, Richard Huelsenbeck, Hans Richter, and others were among the first…

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Jürgens-Kirchhoff, Annegret, “Dadaism”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0145>
First published online: 2015



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