Da-Da cannot be understood. It must be experienced.
Richard Huelsenbeck, German poet, 1920
A piece by ARAS instructor will be featured in TARA DA-DA, International Digital Miniprint Exhibition 11, at Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle in Ottawa from November 5 to December 6, with an opening reception on November 10.
Curated by Marie Hélène Giguère, the exhibition takes a fresh look at the Dada phenomenon, 100 years after its birth.
Baffling and absurd, the movement reinvents the pictorial composition. It allows the artists to give a new meaning to found objects, to bring manufactured commercial objects in a museum context.
Collage and photomontage have arrived, forerunners of digital art itself.
For this exhibition, artists who worked in the spirit of Dada are from Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, Serbia and United Kingdom.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, November 10 at 5 p.m. at Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle. Three cash prizes will be awarded at the opening. The gallery is located at 67 Beechwood Avenue (2nd floor), in Vanier, and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.
Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa and Marcil Lavallée for their support.