Dada Zurich

5 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Casa Luis Barragán, Ciudad de México
Curated by:
Frida Escobedo, Javier Maderuelo

Dada Zúrich aims to show the most significant printed testimonies of Dada through a collection of 30 documents created in Zurich such as magazines, posters, books, prints folders, leaflets, brochures or stationary.

The exhibition includes the magazine Cabaret Voltaire (1917), published by Hugo Ball. It also includes the folder 8 gravures sur bois par M. Janco et un poème par Tr. Tzara (1917), the first edition of Collection Dada, the complete set of DADA magazine (1918-1920), edited by Tristan Tzara —last two issues published in Paris. Besides, a selection of the books “Collection Dada” with texts by Tristan Tzara, Richard Huelsenbeck, Francis Picabia, Benjamin Péret, and covers by Marcel Janko and Hans Arp. This collection, begun by Tzara in Zurich, continued in Paris when the editor moved to France. The exhibition is completed with posters, programs and brochures that attest to the Dadaistic poetic activity and exhibitions in Zurich, so as the couple of publications that Hans Arp edited in Zurich and Hannover.