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or da·da  (dä′dä)
A European artistic and literary movement (1916-1923) that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity.

[French dada, hobbyhorse, Dada, of baby-talk origin.]

Da′da·ism n.
Da′da·ist adj. & n.
Da′da·is′tic adj.


A. ADJdadaísta
B. Ndadaísta mf
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Janisch began making collage posters, similar to the work of the dadaist John Heartfield, as a protest against the policies of the communist dictatorship in East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s.
In Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928), for instance, Richter cuts loose and lets fly a gaggle of bowler hats, in a Dadaist upending of vision, objecthood, and Weimar bureaucracy.
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Although journalistic accounts of true crime date from about 1810, crime fiction in German by Swiss writers didn't really begin until the 1920s with the important dadaist Walter Serner (1889-1942).
80 oil paintings (of which a dozen are on show for the first time in 25 years) demonstrate the full range of the artist's work, from the Dadaist movement to his abstract neosymbolism.
Composed in the 1920s, when Erik Satie and Dadaist ideas about art were much in vogue, the opera lives on the borderline between childhood fantasy and campy surrealism.
The venue is named after the Sheffield band Cabaret Voltaire, not the Dadaist movement that is often cited in the press.
And that theater is hardly avant-garde; often it is positively dadaist.
At the point where Bach left the work unfinished, there was a shocking Dadaist eruption from soloists and orchestra until MacGregor gradually coaxed everyone into restoring tonality and Bach was reinstated as an emblem of order in a dangerous world.
The result, suggests Gammel, is a shocking androgyny that challenged both traditional ideas of art, and also the Dadaist movement that inspired it.