Bastard Children of Dada

Happenings, Fluxus, Mail Art, Punk, and beyond.
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Join us for a discussion with Emily Hage, John Law, Winston Smith, Kal Spelletich, and V. Vale, moderated by Peter Maravelis (City Lights) 

Dada’s influence upon the 20th century avant-garde has been immeasurable. Its political and aesthetic stance, as well as its confrontational approach to the art world and bourgeois sensibilities, has spread widely amongst artists, musicians, writers, poets, and performers. From the Beat Generation to Punk and beyond, Dada’s "bastard children" are with us to this day.  Five voices that are firmly embedded in the theory, history, and practice of the avante garde will explore the artistic movements that followed Dada into the 21st century.

Bastard Children of Dada is presented in conjunction with Dada World Fair, City Lights Bookstore's centennial celebration of Dada.

Related exhibits: The Most Dada Thing: Neo-Dada in San Francisco; Artifacts left behind by the Bay Area Dadaists and the creators of Inter Dada 84; and Dadamatic Mail Art: Irene Dogmatic’s collection. Skylight Gallery, 6th floor, Main Library. Both exhibits on display through Dec. 31.

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