Dada Events

Hand-Engraved-R2016: “Dada 100 at the Janco-Dada Museum”

Israeli curators present contemporary artists’ interpretations of many aspects of Dada art, including collage, performance, and coincidence.


Hand-Engraved-RJanuary 21, 2016 – January 24, 2016: “Dada on Tour” in Singapore – 100th Anniversary of Dada & Marcel Janco

Bruno Art Group

This website features six later works by Marcel Janco and views of “Dada on Tour,” including a “nomadic tent” space housing multi-media events by the Café Voltaire.

Hand-Engraved-RJanuary 30, 2016 – April 10, 2016: “Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada”

The Ohio State University Wexner Center for the Arts

This exhibition of Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) contains 50+ multimedia works, many composed of found items, represents the multi-faceted life of the artist.


Hand-Engraved-RFebruary 5, 2016 – March 28, 2016: “Dada Universal”

Swiss National Museum, Landesmuseum Zürich

“Dada was there before there was Dada.” A participant in Zurich’s 100th Anniversary celebration of Dada, this exhibit features approximately 100 items, including Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain.”


Hand-Engraved-RFebruary 5, 2016 – September 25, 2016: Dada Zurich 100: The Events Marking the Centenary of Dada in Zurich”

2016 Zurich Tourism

Everything Dada for 165 days, with special meals daily to honor each of the 165 original Dadaists at the original Café Voltaire. (Official close: July 8, 2016)


Hand-Engraved-RFebruary 5, 2016 – May 15, 2016: Obsession Dada: 165 Holidays
February 5, 2016 – May 15, 2016: Soirées
February 5, 2016 – July 18, 2016: 165 Holidays: Daily: Uffizi

Cabaret Voltaire

The Cabaret Voltaire’s reincarnation of its 1916 origins will feature archival documents, weekly soirées with contemporary artists, and multi-media homage to the Birth of Dada.


Hand-Engraved-RFebruary 12, 2016 – July 3, 2016: “Everything is Dada”

Yale University Art Gallery

This 100th year celebration of the Dada movement includes works from Dada movement founders and members: including Jean (Hans) Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Man Ray, and Marcel Duchamp


Hand-Engraved-RFebruary 25, 2016 – May 8, 2016: “Dada Differently” 
Opening: February 24, 2016, 6:00 pm

Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich

A dual celebration of Museum Haus Konstruktiv’s 30th anniversary and Dada’s 100th will feature the three main female Dadaists: Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Hannah Höch, and Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, and their current counterparts.


Hand-Engraved-RMarch 4-5, 2016: “Manifesto”

Café Voltaire

On March 4-5, the Café Voltaire will host a “non-stop” 30-hour creative session. Let’s Write a Digital Dada Manifesto! will be live-streamed for universal participation. PDF program attached.


Hand-Engraved-RMarch 18, 2016 – July 17, 2016: “Dada Afrika – Dialogue with the Other”

Museum Rietberg, Zürich

This exhibit coincides with the Zurich Dada Centennial celebration, and features masks, costumes and collages by, respectively, Marcel Janco, Sophie Taueber, and Hannah Höch, which reflect African art and cultural influences on Dada.


Hand-Engraved-RApril 25, 2016 – June 3, 2016: Dada Lives!

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Art Gallery

A celebration of Dada’s 100th anniversary will include arts, readings, performances and an Opening Reception on April 29, 2016. A journal is also planned for May 15, 2016 publication to coincide with Editor Hugo Ball’s Cabaret Voltaire, exactly 100 years ago. The new volume: MetaDada: The International Journal of Dada Mining, will serve as Exhibition catalogue.


Hand-Engraved-RJune 12, 2016 – September 18, 2016: “Dadaglobe Reconstructed

The Museum of Modern Art

Founding Dada member, Tristan Tzara, enlisted the multi-media works of 50+ international artists in the 1921 in his volume, Dadaglobe. Lack of organization and finances prohibited publication of the project, however, but its contents will be on view here.


Hand-Engraved-RNovember 1, 2016 – November 12, 2016: Dada World Fair 2016

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

San Francisco will become a Dadaesque landscape this week, with performances, lectures, and many other arts and artists à la Dada.