Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dada, opened its doors on February 5, 1916. Hugo Ball, like many other artists and intellectuals, in the turmoil of the First World War found a safe place in the neutral Switzerland, in Zurich. Hugo Ball started with his surrealist Manifesto of Dada a movement characterized by absurd, denouncing of rules, opposition towards the ideals of art of the time, and a rebellion against the social conditions during the First World War. Besides Hugo Ball, the most famous representatives of this artistic movement are Emmy Hennings, Marcel Janko, Tristan Tzara, Rixhard Huelsenbeck, Hans Arp, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
Andrzej Lachowicz, one the most significant representatives of Polish Neo-Avant-Garde, passed away on December 30, 2015.
4. 2. 2016. – 11. 3. 2016.
Thalberg Gallery in collaboration with the Marinko Sudac Collection and the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde is organising an exhibition „NEO DADA – GORGONA / Absurd Freedom“.
Featuring over 100 artworks, music videos, TV art commissions, and material culture from Yugoslavia between the early 1960s and mid 1980s, the exhibition showcases Yugoslav artists’ responses to the contradictions within the country’s unique "third way", self-managed socialism.