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Cabaret V12, 2012

The Distillery Historic District
Thom Sokoloski - Toronto, Canada

Dada Reboot!

88 - 55 Mill Street

Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zurich, Switzerland during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922. "Dada" was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I.

This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The name 'Dada' was reputedly arrived at during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse." The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry,art manifestoes, art theory—performance, and graphic design.

Dada Reboot! is a curated collective expression of contemporary artists and how they engage with the ideas and artistry of the Dada Movement.

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