A parallel project of social and cultural protest reigns in the arts, at first individualistic in Dadaism
and Surrealism, and more recently collectivist.
was an art rebellion, a backlash against the status quo, a breaking free of constraints and conventions.
Yet Magrelli, a professor of French Literature at the University of Cassino and the author of critical studies of Baudelaire, Dadaism
, and Valery, has cultivated a style most reminiscent of what the former calls "a pure sound that resounds in the midst of noise .
During the 20th century the art world experienced the development of new styles and explorations such as Expressionism, Dadaism
, and Surrealism.
The public was equally bewildered in the face of Malevich's Suprematism or that of Duchamp's Dadaism
, and it is this generalized nonunderstanding - bewilderment regardless of class, race, or gender - that is actually the democratic moment of the various avant-garde projects.
too is overtly nihilistic, voyeuristic, and hostile; it is a form of adolescent projection.
I met Tom Scully and Susan Hannaford at CBGB one night, and before you could say "Moveable Feast," we were bonding over Dadaism
and Russ Meyer.
New Imaginism is an extremely personal, intimate fine art form that will be as confronting to many of today's cognoscenti, as Dadaism
was to the same in the early 20th century.
Perhaps this letter from original co-founder Hugo Ball to Tristan Tzara after Bali's break with Dadaism
sheds some light:
And here too, through dadaism
, constructivism, and surrealism, there was an unfettering of humanity's interior freedom--the right to debate, to innovate.
After publishing his debut short novel A Second Through the Brain [Sekunde dutch Hirn] in 1920, which is commonly considered to be the first and only Dada novel (Toman 11), his work grew to become one of the cornerstones of Dadaism
In the book, Nichols offers a close reading of the conceptual accounts of Futurism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dadaism