Representing Dada
quote..."To mark the close of the international Dada exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, MoMA hosted a day-long symposium to consider issues involved in representing Dada through texts, images, and objects, with a particular focus on the semantics of display. A distinguished group of scholars discussed landmark Dada exhibitions and past publications, with the aim of addressing how Dada has been defined historically, geographically, and conceptually.

John Elderfield, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Does Dada Dissolve into Surrealism?
Didier Ottinger, Senior Curator, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris
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New York Dada? Looking Back after a Second World War
Catherine Craft, Independent scholar and critic
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"Join Dada!" Aspects of Dada’s Reception since the Late 1950s
Hanne Bergius, Professor for the History of Art, Design and Architecture,
Burg Giebichenstein, University for Art and Design, Halle
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Dada and Surrealism Reviewed: From London 1978 to New York 2006
Dawn Ades, Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, University of Essex
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Approaching a Myth: The 1988 Reconstruction of Berlin’s First International Dada Fair of 1920
Helen Adkins, Art historian and independent curator, Berlin
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The Making of Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York (1996)
Francis Naumann, Independent scholar, curator, and art dealer
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“The Pattern that Connects Is a Meta-Pattern”: Dada’s Ongoing Challenges to Museum Practices
Tobia Bezzola, Curator, Kunsthaus Zurich
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Roundtable: Displaying Dada 2005–06

Leah Dickerman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Laurent Le Bon, Chief Curator, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris; and Anne Umland, Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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The Thought Is Made in the Mouth: Dada Sound Poetry and Manifestos
An evening of historical Dada poetry with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Bob Holman, and Pierre Joris. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Dada".

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