ANTI-WAR. ANTI-ART.At the height of World War I, Switzerland was politically neutral, but its art world was anything but peaceful. A group of young artists and writers had decided to fight back against what they saw as an art world supporting the nationalist, authoritarian ideologies that were tearing the world apart, and created Dada as its true opposite—the anti-everything art movement.
In 1917 Tristan Tzara opened the Galerie Dada on one of Zürich's main streets, the Bahnhofstrasse. The Galerie was an art space, a performance space, and a printshop—the beating heart of the movement. This tee reproduces a handbill from the opening Ceremony of the Galerie as printed in the 1st Dadist almanac, which advertised the "Great enchanted gyratory movement of 400 persons celebrating" — sounds like a party.
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