Dada ism x modern art

I always wondered what Dada and Dadaism meant.
So I decided to Google it.

I came across this video that explains it as "something need not be explained, rather something you can make out of yourself". Dang... ok.
I like the f*you attitude and weirdness of it though.
So I decided to keep watching.

A collage I think it's dope. 
Obviously, this was done before they even invented Photoshop.
One will find all kinds of artwork influenced by this style on 
Soundcloud and Bandcamp, This is the work of an O.G.
Dada boils down to "a movement of protest".
The Dada movement was a protest against the barbarism of World War I, "the bourgeois interests that Dada adherents believed inspired the war, and what they believed was an oppressive intellectual rigidity in both art and everyday society."
Basically, "good art" was determined by the same rich powerful people that causes wars; along with other things like slavery, brutality, mass murder, etc. so Dadaism said why let these people decide what's "good" when they themselves live to destroy and create what is "evil". We are not going to participate or respect their opinion or rules to what "art" is. As a matter of fact, we are anti-art, at least by their definition. We will operate outside their aesthetics.

Dada artists' political activism basically said, fuck this, we will no longer make art that please you pigs! - and turned the medium on its head.

If you look at it from the intentions that drove the movement, it was a literal embodiment of the saying "make art, not bombs".

๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘  for Dadaism


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