DADA WORLD FAIR

Modern DADA & Dadaists Celebration, San Francisco
Co-Sponsored By The City Lights Bookstore & SWISSNEX
November 1-13, 2016

Modern DADA, Dadaists, Dada Events, San Francisco, November 2016

DADA WORLD FAIR Website

Modern Dada Artist Mario Purkathofer

Modern Dada Artist Mario Purkathofer

Mario Purkathofer in his alter ego as "Gurkenhofer Benny Adolf" performing Dada at SWISSNEX, DADA WORLD FAIR 2016

DADA WORLD FAIR Fun With Mario Purkathofer At SWISSNEX Event

The SWISSNEX Event during DADA WORLD FAIR 2016 was a celebration of life and art. Mario Purkathofer's Dada performance art joyfully celebrates the absurdity of life. Art Doesn't Pivot!

John Heartfield's grandson touring the DADA WORLD FAIR SWISSNEX Event 2016

Brief tour of SWISSNEX Dada event featuring modern Dada artists with contemporary Dada art. SWISSNEX co-sponsored the DADA WORLD FAIR in San Franscisco with the City Lights Bookstore.

(L-R) Yuri Steiner, Sophie Suberbere

(L-R) Yuri Steiner, Sophie Suberbere

Obviously, you can't tell your Dada without a Dada Handbook. SWISSNEX, DADA WORLD FAIR 2016.

(L-R) Sophie Suberbere, Adrian Notz

(L-R) Sophie Suberbere, Adrian Notz

The always impeccably dressed for the occasion Sophie and Adrian discourage the paparazzi at SWISSNEX, DADA WORLD FAIR 2016. Adrian Notz is the director of Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland. Cabaret Voltaire is place to go in Zurich.

Put Up Your Hand!

Put Up Your Hand!

John J Heartfield, the grandson of Dada & Political Art Giant John Heartfield, gives a talk on Politics & Art, Art & Politics to a standing room only crowd in San Francisco's Collage Museum during DADA WORLD FAIR 2016.

(L-R) John J Heartfield, Peter Maravelis

(L-R) John J Heartfield, Peter Maravelis

John J Heartfield and Peter Maravelis share a cocktail to celebrate the enormous success of DADA WORLD FAIR 2016. Peter is the hardworking events programmer at San Francisco's famous City Lights Bookstore. Peter was the man behind a seamless organization of many Dada events. City Lights Bookstore co-sponsored DADA WORLD FAIR 2016 with the equally hardworking team at SWISSNEX.

(L-R) John J Heartfield, Yuri Steiner, Adrian Notz

(L-R) John J Heartfield, Yuri Steiner, Adrian Notz

John, Yuri, and Adrian get together outside San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore.

(L-R) Winston Smith, John J Heartfeld

(L-R) Winston Smith, John J Heartfeld

Punk Art Surrealist Winston Smith and John J Heartfield discover how much they have in common inside the Collage Museum in San Francisco. The goal of the Collage Museum is to showcase local, national and international artists who work in the medium of collage, photo-montage, assemblage and related disciplines.

The Goethe Institut, DADA WORLD FAIR 2016

The Goethe Institut, DADA WORLD FAIR 2016

Speakers at the Goethe Institut presented talks on the life and work of the twentieth century Dadaists. California College of the Arts professor Maria Makela gave a particularly fascinating talk on Kurt Schwitters and how the lack of materials affected art and society in post World War I Germany.




Modern Dada World Fair, Heartfield Presentation, San Francisco 2016
Contemporary DADA WORLD FAIR
Day Five Events, San Francisco 2016

Modern DADA, Dadaists, Dada Events, San Francisco, November 2016

Something extraordinary happened in November 2016. You may be thinking about the election of an unfit pathological lying narcissist to the highest office in the United States. But you’d be wrong.
 
Instead, this November 2016 event was a celebration of life. The DADA WORLD FAIR in San Francisco was where the Dadaists of the 20th century were celebrated and modern Dadaists emerged to awe, applause, and laughter.
 
DADA WORLD FAIR was a gathering where acquaintances became friends and friends became even closer.
 
The DADA WORLD FAIR helped the curator of The Official John Heartfield Exhibition realize a new type of art movement was needed. He named the movement REVEAL ART. REVEAL ART artists use “Art As A Weapon” to reveal the truth behind ignorant and ugly propaganda. REVEAL ART doesn’t pivot from day-to-day. REVEAL ART doesn’t contain messages of bigotry and racism one day, then be described as reasonable the next.
 
The work of REVEAL ART artists conveys visual messages to the viewer. Many REVEAL ART artists are exploring innovative mixed media techniques just as the Dada artists before them.
 
A huge expression of gratitude is owed to Peter Maravelis of San Francisco’s Famous City Lights Bookstore and an extraordinary team of talent from SWISSNEX for organizing the stunningly successful gathering of art and ideas at the DADA WORLD FAIR, San Francisco, November 1st to the 13th, 2016.