100 Years of Dada in Zurich
Article by Christina Fryer
Did you know that Zurich is the birthplace of the Dada movement? To be precise the exact location is the Cabaret Voltaire and this year it is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Cabaret Voltaire is located in the Niederdorf in Zurich, and it is commemorating this momentous event with 165 days of festivities and a very special exhibition called “Obsession Dada”.
The 165 celebration days will each be dedicated to the 165 most important Dadaists. The most well known Dadas were people such as Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Lenin and Sigmund Freund. Other Dada notables included Marcel Duchamp, Sophie Taeuber Arp, Tristan Tzara, Hannah Höch, André Breton, Dada Baroness and Francis Picabia. These people formed the core of the Dada movement and were responsible for its ideas and concepts.
Adrian Notz (above), is the director of the Cabaret Voltaire and is helping ensure that Zurich celebrates this historical and artistic milestone in style.
To find out more please visit the website (in German) here.
You may also be interested to know that the Landesmuseum is holding an exhibition about Dada called Dada Universal. Please see here for more information.
Full details of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dada Movement can be found here.
Photos courtesy of Cabaret Voltaire
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