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Gallery Talk / Everything Is Dada: 100 Years of Art and Anti-Art

  • YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT, 06510 (map)

Frauke V. Josenhans
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:30 pm

In 1916 a group of young men and women came together in Zurich and changed the art world forever. Dada was born! With their inclinations for irreverence, social criticism, and nonsense, Dada artists invented performance art and a new visual language. They rejected the notion of the artist as genius, declaring that everyone could make art, and used found and commercial items in their works. Frauke V. Josenhans, the Horace W. Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, offers a glimpse of Dada and its different manifestations.

Space is limited. Please meet in the Gallery lobby.

Earlier Event: February 16
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Later Event: February 17
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