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Dada Africa, Non-Western Sources and Influences

Dada Africa, Non-Western Sources and Influences

From 18 October 2017 to 19 February 2018

Dada or Dadaism, the popular avant-garde art movement which marked the early 20th-century Europe is the center of attraction, at the Musée de l’Orangerie Paris, from October 18th, 2017 until February 19th, 2018.


Originated in Zürich, Switzerland, in reaction to World War I, Dada was widely associated with the term “anti-art”, for it questioned the understanding of art and rejected its conventional definitions and techniques. The movement was regarded not only a form of art but also a form of protest against the bourgeois capitalist society and colonialist interests.

“Dada Africa, Non-Western Sources and Influences” displays an important selection of artworks proving how this movement challenged traditional aesthetics and rejected both reason and logic to embrace irrationality and support internationalism instead.

The selection encompasses outstanding pieces by renowned Dadaists like Hanna Höch, Jean Arp, Sophie
Taueber-Arp, Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Hugo Ball, Raoul Haussmann, Man Ray and Picabia, and is undoubtedly one of the best things that you should do while staying at our Hotel Riviera Paris www.hotelriviera-paris.com. So, don’t forget to mark it on your list!

Apart from the pieces showcased in the exhibition, the museum presents as well diverse works of the two contemporary African artists Athi-Patra Ruga and Otobong Nkanga, which depict modern day issues and causes.

Exhibition organized by the Rietberg Museum Zurich and the Berlinische Galerie Berlin, in conjunction with the Musée de l’Orangerie and Musée d’Orsay.

Opening days and hours:
Every day    From 9 am to 6 pm (last admission: 5:15 pm)
Tuesdays    Closed

Tags: Dada,Musée de l’Orangerie