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Dada Manifesto What is a manifesto? A manifesto is a document, which sets forth the principles and goals of an organization. A manifesto is designed to be widely distributed to the public, and it serves as an official public declaration of principles and intentions. Often, a manifesto is political in nature, as is the case with the Communist manifesto, although artists and other collective groups can also employ a manifesto as a medium of communication. In many instances, a manifesto is highly revolutionary, and is designed to stimulate public dialog.

“Dada is neither politics nor art. Dada is the most direct and vivid expression of its time.” Tristan Tzara.

There were a of influential people who were involved in Dada such as Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters and many more. Their work consisted of being very striking, daring, vibrant, impulsive, abstractive, playful, shocking and explosive. They used everything from a toilet, to wrappers, light bulbs, typography, and advertisement and so much more to portray this to the viewers.

What is DADA? Dada was a literacy and artistic movement formed in 1916. The dada artists have created such a wide variety of work from photography, film, and performances to poetry, sculptures, advertisements and textures. This was a way of them expressing how they felt about the mistrust of the community and the progression of “a senseless war”. They did this using very direct and vivid expression to show how they felt and what they thought about society. Everyone who wanted to keep their “freedom” decided to form DADA.


Dada manifesto