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Salon Series 17: DADA and Surrealism

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  • Lead By Hank Smith
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Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invite you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the Collection.

Dada was the most iconoclastic, mercurial, and insolent of the European avant-gardes — until its “funeral” in 1922. Surrealism, which rose from dada’s ashes, attempted to marshall its revolutionary energy into a systematic artistic and spiritual program. Collections Assistant Hank Smith will lay out the ambitions and contradictions of both these movements by focusing on their eclectic printed materials, including the magazines Dada, Merz, Mécano, Minotaure, La Brèche, and Bief.

Doors at 6:00pm. Presentation begins promptly at 6:30pm.