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Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - Cologne

June 18 to September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

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The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

Cologne was under British occupation from 1918 to 1926. In this International atmosphere of strictly imposed order and censorship, Max Ernst and company protested order, tradition and hierarchy by way of exploring a collective psyche filled with "subconscious" imagery containing incongruous juxtapositions and references to amputated limbs. The Cologne section of Dada amply illustrates that Surrealism would later owe that city's Dada artists (and Ernst, in particular) quite an inspirational debt.

To view any of the other five galleries, please see the Dada at MoMA index page.
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© 2006 Kunsthaus Zürich; Used with permission.Typical Vertical Mess as Depiction of the Dada Baargeld, 1920© 2006 Max Ernst / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris1 Copper Sheet 1 Zinc Sheet 1 Rubber Cloth, ca. 1920© 2006 Max Ernst / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, ParisThe Punching Ball or the Immortality of Buonarroti, 1920© 2006 Max Ernst / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, ParisCelebes (Célèbes) or The Elephant of Celebes. (Der Elefant von Celebes), 1921
© 2006 Max Ernst / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, ParisThe Gramineous Bicycle Garnished with Bells the Dappled Fire Damps..., ca. 1921
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