Modern Art and Mass Culture (HASS-D)
Professor Caroline A. Jones
History, Theory and Criticism Section,
Department of Architecture
Week 7, Lecture 2
FUTURISM, DADAISM, AND (COMMODITY) FETISH:
Futurism’s and Dadaism’s Popular Mechanics
Approaching the Great War: “.
..the world’s only hygiene”
, Paris, 20 February 1909
D’Annunzio’s flights over Trieste (winter 1915-16)
Irredentism, “parole in Liberta,” and fascist nationalism
Speed, dynamism, and simultaneity
Dadas at large
A tale of many cities: Zurich, Berlin, New York, Hannover, Barcelona.
Tactics – Performance, journalism, political agitation or art object?
Performance (1916-19, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara)
From collage to
(1919-40s, Hoch, Heartfield)
3) “Dada Messe” (1920) – Int’l Dada Fair, a new kind of market?
4) Euro-Dada in exile; art objects / environments (1920s-40s, Schwitters)
Dada in New York
A. Picabia – 1913 visit (Armory Show), 1915 visit (AWOL), 1917 visit on the day US
entered the war
B. Duchamp – 1915 to New York, helps found “Societé Anonyme” (a first, private,