Emissaries for Things Abandoned by Gods

Curated by Elena Filipovic

Exhibition

21-09-2019 - 15-12-2019

Double Skin

Yto Barrada

Exhibition

22-06-2019 - 08-09-2019

Performance / Fraccionar

Michelangelo Miccolis

Performance

24-04-2019 - 25-04-2019

FRACCIONAR

Curated by Inti Guerrero

Exhibition

02-02-2019 - 05-05-2019

Garden with Pigeons in Flight

DANH VO

Exhibition

05-11-2018 - 13-01-2019

Objeto Gráfico

MIRA SCHENDEL

Activation

01-10-2018 - 31-10-2018

Architecture. The Destruction of Space

Franz Erhard Walther

Publication

01-09-2018

Franz Erhard Walther: Talk with João Fernandes

JOÃO FERNANDES

Public Program

29-08-2018

Determinations of Proportion

FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER

Exhibition

12-05-2018 - 30-09-2018

Gabriela Jáuregui reads Samuel Beckett

GABRIELA JÁUREGUI

Public Program

15-03-2018

Parameters

BRUCE NAUMAN

Exhibition

03-02-2018 - 15-04-2018

Parameters

BRUCE NAUMAN

Publication

03-02-2018

Writings about art

MARIUS DE ZAYAS

Publication

19-12-2017

Monoblock

JUAN JOSÉ GURROLA

Performance

01-12-2017 - 02-12-2017

Monoblock

JUAN JOSÉ GURROLA

Exhibition

01-12-2017 - 28-01-2018

Comedy Without Solution

GERMÁN CUETO

Performance

27-10-2017 - 31-10-2017

From installation Fontes

CILDO MEIRELES

Activation

28-08-2017 - 25-09-2017

Mármol Rosa

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Exhibition

04-06-2017 - 27-08-2017

Untitled

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Intervention

04-06-2017 - 27-08-2017

Conversation about art and architecture

MONIKA SOSNOWKA & FRIDA ESCOBEDO

Public Program

18-05-2017

Transformable Spatial Structure

SANDÚ DARIÉ

Activation

29-04-2017 - 31-05-2017

Dying on stage

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Public Program

25-04-2017

Conversation about the role of art and archive collecting during the 20th century

JOSÉ MARÍA LAFUENTE & PATRICK CHARPENEL

Public Program

29-03-2017

DADA ZÚRICH

Exhibition

05-02-2017 - 30-04-2017

Hípico

EDGARDO ARAGÓN

Performance

06-11-2016 - 10-12-2016

Round Table

Marius de Zayas

Public Program

16-10-2016

Marius de Zayas

Exhibition

01-10-2016 - 08-01-2017

Secrets

IÑAKI BONILLAS

Exhibition

15-05-2016 - 10-07-2016

Fetishistic Barragán

Exhibition

04-01-2016 - 03-04-2016

Formal encounters

JORGE SATORRE

Intervention

05-02-2017 - 30-04-2017

 

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Projects

DADA ZÚRICH

Exhibition

05-02-2017 - 30-04-2017

In the midst of the First World War, having found refuge in neutral Switzerland, the first vanguard soirée organized by Hugo Ball at Cabaret Voltaire was held on February 5, 1916, in the city of Zurich, introducing the Dada movement. Several groups of artists, poets, musicians, and agitators emerged under the same name in the cities of Zürich, New York, Berlin, Cologne, Hannover, and Paris.

Dadaism bore no recognizable style in the use of shapes, compositions, or technique, but all its members shared a will to negate art in its traditional forms, basing their anti-art on provocation, luck, and a sense of humor, with which they sought to undermine the foundations of the bourgeois class that had brought on the cruel war that ripped its way through all of Europe.

The Dada soirées mixed sound-poetry readings with musical pieces, theater sketches, political harangues, and exhibitions of artistic works, but the spreading of Dadaist ideals relied on publications—usually subversive magazines with very few issues and small print runs. The magazines explored new fonts and graphic tools, with gravures, woodcuts, and collages dispersed among their texts.

This DADA ZURICH exhibition aims to showcase the most significant printed testimonies of this foundational time through a collection of thirty documents that were printed in Zürich at the outset of the Dada movement, including magazines, posters, books, gravure portfolios, pamphlets, programs, and stationery, along with a few publications by Hans Arp that were edited in both Zürich and Hanover, all of which attest to Dada’s poetic and expository activity.

All of the works and documents exhibited here come from Archivo Lafuente (Spain) and are being exhibited in Mexico for the first time.

List of Works

1. Tristan Tzara. Dada 1. Recueil littéraire et artistique, 1917
2. Marcel Janco and Tristan Tzara. 8 gravures sur bois par M. Janco et un poème par T. Tzara, 1917
3. Exhibition view
4. Marcel Janco and Hans Arp. Galerie Dada (Abend neuer Kunst)
5. Marcel Janco. Galeríe Corray, 1917
6. Dada-Abend (Musik. Tanz. Theorie. Manifeste. Verse. Bilder. Kostüme, Masken), 1916
7. Exhibition view
8. Hugo Ball, Cabaret Voltaire: recueil littéraire et artistique, 1916
9. Hans Arp, Galerie Corray, 1917
10. Francis Picabia, 391, 1919
11. Exhibition view