The Russian Futurists had a strong influence on Dada – but Dada has never been to Moscow. This is why Cabaret Voltaire, on occasion of 95 years of Dadaism, would like to present Dada to the city of Moscow.
Cabaret Voltaire is organising a festival at Garage centre for contemporary culture, launching the special project "Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow" to be shown at the 4th Moscow Biennale in September 2011.
Opening this ceremonious act on Friday, 11 March 2011 (from 7 pm), his Excellency Ambassador Walter B. Gyger will say a few words of welcome, followed by a welcoming speech by Joseph Backstein, director of the Moscow Biennale and Natasha Akhmerova, director of the Barbarian Art Gallery (Zurich).
Tobia Bezzola, curator at Kunsthaus Zürich, will be talking about the relationship between Dada and Russia and Irina Kulik's lecture on Russian Futurists will shed light on the subject's historical dimensions.
What significance does Dada have today? This question asked by the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich will be introduced by short presentations by Adrian Notz, co-director of Cabaret Voltaire, and Romanian artist Lia Perjovschi.
The ceremony will peak in the proclamation by Swiss artists duo Com&Com ’Call your baby Dada and we will give you $ 10,000’
, the Russian version of the unconventional but successful project www.gugusdada.ch
launched in 2005 – Dada Kim Osarimen Izevbigie is now six. There is only one requirement to be fulfilled by Russian parents willing to participate: Baby Dada has to be born in time for the 4th Moscow Biennale
On Saturday, 12 March 2011 (from 2 p.m.) a workshop and symposium with lectures by Adrian Notz, Lia Perjovschi, Johannes Hedinger of Com&Com, Alexander Zhuravlev, Alina Glazun of the art group "Po iskusstvu", Konstantin Dudakov-Kashuro, Alexandra Novozhenova, Dimitri Kawarga, and performances by Valeriy Nugatov, Danila Davydov, Alexey Chylanskiy, Pavel Zhagun and Sergey Pakhomov will be held. This symposium is meant as a kick off for a research project prior to the exhibition and events in the context of “Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow”, a special project on occasion of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
“Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow” is curated by Adrian Notz of Cabaret Voltaire in co-operation with Barbarian Art Gallery Zurich, and Triumph Gallery Moscow.
For further information, entry conditions and contact details please go to http://www.gugusdada.net
(will be online as of 10 March 2011) http://www.gugusdada.ch http://www.cabaretvoltaire.ch http://www.garageccc.com
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