Reina Sofia Museum - Russian Dada 1914–1924

This exhibition explores Russian avant-garde art through the perspective of the Anti-art canons associated with the international Dada movement. The anti-academic work of Kazimir Malevich to eclipse classical art and the transrational language experiments (zaum) of Velimir Khlebnikov and Aleksei Kruchenykh are just some of the early contributions which substantiate the reasoning behind this show.
The selected works reveal the intentions of many artists to take part in projects of public unrest with connotations in close proximity to Marxism and to adopt rejection, irony, the absurd and chance as the basic principles underpinning their artistic manifestations. Extravagant performances, anti-war campaigns, a rejection of classical art and an innovative way of fusing the visual and the verbal are some of the common traits between the Russian avant-garde and the international Dada movement. In seeking to create an aesthetic paradigm as an alternative to positivist Constructivism and metaphysical Supermatism, the Russian affirmation da, da (yes, yes) thus became the negation net, net (no, no).
 
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Start date: June 6, 2018
End date: October 22, 2018
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