The Dadaists had a search engine too: Tristan Tzara
wore it on his head.
Many Western cultural theorists, however, often trace performance art back to the beginning of the twentieth century and to Dada, whose unconventional poetry presentations, often at the Cabaret Voltaire, involved such artists as Richard Huelsenbeck and Tristan Tzara
. Roselee Goldberg offers further explanation of the medium in Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present.
Arp from Alsace; the Romanian painters Tristan Tzara
and Marcel Janco;
A useful corollary to Elza Adamowicz's excellent Ceci n'est pas un tableau: les ecrits surrealistes sur l'art (L'Age d'Homme, 2004), Grant's study goes beyond a re-evaluation of what the surrealists themselves wrote about art, particularly Andre Breton, but also Robert Desnos, Louis Aragon, Max Ernst, Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara
, and Salvador Dali, and focuses more on how Breton's contemporaries responded to surrealist theories about art and the works themselves, by such artists as Ernst, Joan Miro, Andre Masson, and Man Ray.
Keep an eye peeled for Francis Picabia's Festival manifeste presbyte, staged in 1920 at the Theatre de l'CEuvre in Paris; Tristan Tzara
's 1923 play Le coeur a gaz; as well as newspaper accounts and ephemera that document what we would now call "guerilla theatre." Visit www.moma.org.
Emmy Hennings, his wife, Tristan Tzara
, Hans Arp and Richard Huelsenbeck were other early from the Cabaret Voltaire.
Perry's study is not always easy to read: the extensive notes at limes show a tangential digressiveness; at the same time discussion in the text itself is often delayed by the inclusion of qualifications or associative leaps that would have figured more appropriately in a note Extended quotations of verse are given in French, with English translations, but quotations of prose and isolated lines of verse in the text appear only in a sometimes gallicized English, which does few favours to Noailles's tendency to gush Perry reminds us that Cocteau found himself able to praise both Noailles and Tristan Tzara
; she is an attentive and well informed reader who should encourage others to dip into Noailles's poetry with a fuller awareness of its qualities
Samuel Rosenstock is better known as Tristan Tzara
Florentin Smarandache:--Unii comentatori ma vad ca pe un continuator al unor Tristan Tzara
, Urmuz, Adrian Maniu, Jacques Prevert, Eugen Ionesco, ca as practica o arta a absurdului, ca as fi un exorcist al ideii de literatura!