The Kunsthaus Zürich is reconstructing ‘Dadaglobe’ – Tristan Tzara’s unpublished anthology with contributions by artists from around the world.
The exhibition brings together some 200 works and texts submitted to Tristan Tzara by more than 40 artists from all over the world for his 1921 book project ‘Dadaglobe,’ which remained unpublished at the time. Now, to mark 100 years since the foundation of Dada, the widely dispersed original works are reunited for the first time.
For the first time ever – and uniquely in Europe – the Kunsthaus Zürich presents a reconstruction of perhaps the most intriguing and legendary Dada book project – a volume that was never published. If the ‘Dadaglobe’ anthology had come to fruition in 1921, it would unquestionably be seen today as one of the most ambitious publications of the Dada movement.
The exhibition comprises some 200 small-format works on paper. They include photographs, drawings, photomontages and collages as well as a series of selected lyrical and prose works, manuscripts, printed matter and historically relevant documents. Many come from prestigious public and private collections in Berlin, New York, and Paris.