Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943), Motifs abstraits (masques), 1917 Stiftung Arp e.V., Rolandswerth:Berlin © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin : Rolandswerth. Wolfgang Morell
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Dada Africa

Visit lead by Curator Cécile Girardeau

Dada, a prolific and subversive art movement, first emerged in Zurich during the First World War, and then spread to centres such as Berlin, Paris and New York. Through their new works – sound poems, collage, performance – the Dada artists question Western society struggling with the first World War, while appropriating the cultural and artistic forms of non-western cultures such as Africa, Oceania and America. The Musée de l’Orangerie is presenting an exhibition on these exchanges with African, American Indian and Asian works alongside those of the Dadaists – Hanna Höch, Jean Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Marcel Janco, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Raoul Haussmann, Man Ray and Picabia, among others.

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