The DADAists declared war on the established art forms, bourgeois and political culture. Noise music, simultaneous lectures, random poems, photomontages, collages and common everyday objects were among their means of expression.
Richard Huelsenbeck, one of the co-founders of DADAism, lived in Dortmund and is buried in the local South Cemetery.
For the 100th anniversary of DADAism in 2016, some Dortmund-based artists decided to revive this source of DADA now in Dortmund. In the exhibition ViVa DADA ˈ20 the DADADOists present their own formats and recall in readings, performances and spatial adaptations the 1st International DADA Fair 1920 in Berlin but also Richard Huelsenbeck and the writer Jürgen Kalle Wiersch.
21 February - 6 March 2020
Friday, February 21 at 8:20 p.m.
A.R.D. (Anette Göke, Richard Ortmann, Dieter Gawol aka A. Diéga) with the DADADOists: Die DADAinen, Paul Dorn, Dirk Hinne, Gudrun Kattke, Christiane Köhne, Volker Krieger, Matthias Ruhnke, Thorsten Trelenberg, Trio Randale, Guido Schlösser & Hampelstern Terzett, Uta C. Schmidt, Reinhard Timmer, Rocco Wiersch, Ludger Schmidt, Aschegeister, Ulli Heuser, Isabelle Reiff, Astrid Petermeier and the Ensemble OPER, SKEPSIS and GLEISBAU as well as the national and international actors: Viorel Florin Costea (Romania), Jackie Haynes, Alice McCabe, Ben Osborn (GB), Laura Mercadante, Paola Woody Palmieri, Mele Ferrarini (Italy), St. Pauli (Switzerland), Sabine Küster (Berlin) and Krystiane Vajda (Cologne).
Concept and organisation: Dieter Gawol, Anette Göke, Richard Ortmann
Illustrations works and texts: © the artists
Photos opening: © JS/Künstlerhaus Dortmund
Kindly supported by: Kulturbüro Dortmund, Sparkasse Dortmund, DEW21