Ashley Simpson | AnOther | 15th June 2016
Dada was born in a Vienna coffee shop in 1916. A MoMA show commemorates its centenary as well as its ongoing influence. Conceived in the ghastly throes of WW1, Dada was determinedly absurdist and that spirit persists. One characterization is “the power of the absurd to undermine a rationality going back to the Enlightenment … using logical methods for irrational conclusions”. A nice background summary is here.