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"Dada's Women - One Imaginary Exhibition" / Museum of Contemporary Art, 1.11.2018 at 8 p.m.Talk programs | 01.11.2018
Photography: Bojana Janjić / MoCAB
Dada's Women - One Imaginary Exhibition
The Museum of Contemporary Art (Ušće 10)
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Direction and concept: Dijana Milošević;
Actors: Evgenija Eškina Kovačević, Aleksandra Jelić, Ivana Milenović Popović, Ivana Milovanović and Ivan Nikolić
Music: Ljubica Damčević and Uglješa Majdevac
Set design: Neša Paripović
Costumes and make up by Snežana Arnautović and DAH Theatre International
Lighting: Milomir Dimitrijević
DAH Theatre International is holding another performance of the theatre installation “Dada's Women - One Imaginary Exhibition” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. The performance will take the place at the exhibition Sequences. Art of Yugoslavia and Serbia from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art at the part dedicated to the historical avant-gardes.
Last year mark the centenary of the DADA movement, the anti-war avant-garde art movement. Worldwide, artists have been paying homage to this important art movement, through different exhibitions, performances, installations, educational and interactive events. However, female artists, who played a significant role in the DADA movement, were severely underrepresented in these celebrations as well as in the DADA movement in general.
Dadaism was created in the wake of the WWI and expressed the need to oppose war and violence. This critical mass of creative people founded an explosive movement that opposed the established structures of society. As an art movement, Dadaism remains relevant today, as the world once again faces similar challenges circumstances: violent conflicts across the globe, horrifying poverty and a growing migrant crisis. In today's political climate, artists need to search for creative ways that would oppose violent systems such as misogyny, wars and predatory capital.
The performers and musicians of “Dada’s Women” are positioned like live sculptures at a Dada exhibition. Throughout the performance the audience is free to roam between the actors, or observe them from their seats. The characters are on a journey, like the Dada artists that fled to Zurich during WWI or today’s migrants, that travel by boat toward a distant land they would call home. Their suitcases are transformed to boats and temporary homes- the only property they own in a world that became unbearable.
“Dada's Women - One Imaginary Exhibition” serves as an homage to female Dada artists, who, like their male counterparts, were responsible for the creative resistance of this artistic movement. However, their unique contribution was never fully acknowledged. Have things changed today?
The ticket price is 600 RSD and can be purchased at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 6 p.m on day of the performance. The number of seats is limited. Tickets can also be booked via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.