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SITUATIONISM KEY DATES: 1957-1972 They originated in a small band of avante-garde artists and intellectuals influenced by Dada,  Surrealism and Lettrism. The post-war Lettrist International, which sought to fuse poetry and music  and transform the urban landscape, was a direct forerunner of the group who founded the magazine  'Situationiste Internationale' in 1957. At first, they were principally concerned with the "suppression of  art", that is to say, they wished like the Dadaists and the Surrealists before them to supersede the  categorization of art and culture as separate activities and to transform them into part of everyday  life. At first, the movement was mainly made up of artists, of whom Asger Jorn was the most prominent.  From 1962, the Situationists increasingly applied their critique not only in culture but to all aspects of  capitalist society. Guy Debord emerged as the most important figure.
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