Centennial Celebration of Dada
at UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery
What involves four continents; over 20 nations; over 25 US states; 64 American artists; 36 international artists; a live, hungry chicken; over 120 two-dimensional works of art; over 30 sculptures; more than 39 videos; a solid half-dozen unclassifiable works; crazy stuff purchased on Etsy; three audience participation projects, plus a potential portrait of every idiot entering the room; two mannequins; numerous certified threats to dental health; two websites; four broadcast TV programs; live and machine-generated poetry readings; a musical performance on a quartet of bicycle wheels; dozens of broadsides and slogan-bearing placards; reams of text that devolve the English language into impenetrable mist; and the launch of one new, unnecessary journal; all of which will be tightly crammed into the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Art Gallery?
It’s called Dada Lives!
Dada Lives! is an international exhibition by contemporary Dada-inspired artists from across the United States, and over 20 other nations, conceived to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Dada movement in 1916. The exhibition’s opening reception is also the publication party for a new, contemporary Dada art and poetry review, MetaDada: The International Journal of Dada Mining, the inaugural issue of which will be published on the 100th anniversary of the first Dada publication, Cabaret Voltaire, which appeared on May 15, 1916.
The exhibition will include four curated programs of Dada-inspired video work, collectively called “DadaVision,” that will be presented in the gallery, three of these programs will also broadcast over UCTV, University of Cincinnati’s broadcast television station.
C. Tara and David Gladden screened their performance video of sound poetry,
Revolution, as part of the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash's DADA Lives! Exhibit. Revolution was also included in a CD created by the curator of the various DADA sound works that were part of the exhibit.