22 July- 30 September 2018
From July 22nd 2018 the exhibition Beyond Dada and De Stijl Part II is on display in Museum Dr8888. To speak in the spirit of Pop-Art artist Richard Hamilton, ‘Just what is it that makes Dada so different, so appealing?’ could be a nice subtitle of this exhibition. Because that’s what it’s about, what does the contemporary Dada spirit look like? Which artists are inspired by Dada, but with contemporary images and techniques? In Beyond Dada and De Stijl Part II the emphasis is on typography, reuse and humor. What is at least clear is that Dada lives like never before.
It is impossible to convey in summary how enormously influential Dada has been and continues to be on the post-war generation of artists. Addressing that subject is not the aim of the exhibition Beyond Dada and De Stijl Part II. The idea underpinning the exhibition should be understood more in terms of a collage in its own right: taken together, the works of art create a realm in which observers are able to review the Dada’s breadth of scope.
Armando, David Bade, Bernard Baschet, Siep van den Berg, George Brecht, Stanley Brouwn, Martha Colburn, Gerard van den Berg, Joseph Beuys, Machiel Braaksma, Marcel Broodthaers, Enrico Baj, Giuseppe Chiari, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Leo Dohmen, Pieter Engels, Anne Feddema, Richard Hamilton, Al Hansen, Jan Henderikse, Geoff Hendricks, Ray Johnson, Joe Jones, Milan Knížák, Alison Knowles, Frank Koolen, Arthur Köpcke, Reinier Lagendijk, Bob Lens, Edward Lipski, George Maciunas, Leonard van Munster, Bruce Nauman, Panamarenko, Eduardo Paolozzi, Ben Patterson, Man Ray, Adya van Rees, Otto van Rees, Willem de Ridder, Thijs Rinsema, Dieter Roth, Wim T. Schippers, Kurt Schwitters, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Bob Watts, Robert Watts, H.N. Werkman, Gerd Winner en Piet Zwaanswijk.