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THE DADA DOZEN – The Official NYC Launch of Maintenant 12 THE DADA DOZEN – The Official NYC Launch of Maintenant 12

Wed June 6th, 2018


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Minimum Age: 21+

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:00PM

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A Mind-Blowing Dada Performance Salon Celebrating the NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 12 Dada Journal

Prepare for an evening of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents THE DADA DOZEN, a madcap Dada Salon at NYC’s renowned independent venue Le Poisson Rouge. The event includes the NYC launch of the internationally-renowned  MAINTENANT 12: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (2018, Three Rooms Press), featuring more than 190 visual and literary works by artists and writers from around the world, in full color.

Be there: Wednesday, June 6, doors 6:30, show 7 pm in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge158 Bleecker Street (at Thompson), New York. Costumes encouraged: “Come as you aren’t.”

Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host. Featured performers include contributors to this year’s journal engaging in a variety of dada live art installations, including: Joel AllegrettiMark BlickleyMeagan BrothersBilly CancelSteve DalachinskyGabriel DonJeff FarrThomas FucaloroHeide HatryAimee HermanBob HolmanJ.C. HopkinsAlfonso IandorioRon KolmJane LeCroyPatricia LeonardSophie MalleretLois Kagan MingusValery OisteanuAnna O’MearaJane OrmerodKathleen ReicheltWesley RickertJohn PaulMartina SalisburyKatherine SloanAnn F. UngerGeorge Wallace, and Joanie H.F. Zosike.


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THE DADA DOZEN – The Official NYC Launch of Maintenant 12

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MAINTENANT 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art serves up the controversial theme, “WE ARE ALL A LIKE.”  With the rise in social media use—and abuse—the concept of “like” has reached whole new levels. There’s the idea of an individual’s reaction to events, people, images, etc. as a reduction to “Like” or “Dislike” without need for deeper consideration. Then there is the status factor: that something which is “Liked” by the largest number of people is of value. In fact, in the social media orbit, it is seemingly beneficial to offer strong, sharp, simplistic opinions—instead of nuanced, deeper, shaded considerations—simply because they provoke the greatest likelihood of widespread attention. How will this reduction of thought shape the future of interpersonal relations, intellectual advancement, and politics? As we teeter on the brink of nuclear war, the concept of Dada brilliantly encompasses the urgency of present times with both clarity and purposeful confusion.

The MAINTENANT series, established in 2005, gathers the work of renowned and emerging dada artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art–New York, the BelVUE Museum–Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Giovanni Fontana, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami. Writers have included Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jerome Rothenberg, and more, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Exene Cervenka.

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