PRESS RELEASE: DADA Centennial: Day of the Dead

Reception Friday Nov. 4, 2016 from 4-7 PM – DADA Centennial: Day of the Dead at the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction Archives – Over 200 works by artists from all over the world celebrating 100 years of DADA.  1925 Rosina Street Suite C, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 – 505-303-3034 – continuing through January 2017.

Dada, the prolific early 20th Century art phenomenon and its cadre of artists, poets and performers have had far reaching influence on the art world for one hundred years. Dada is celebrated in this exhibition of contemporary art donated to the archives especially for this event by an international array of artists from the US, Japan, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Austria, Croatia, India, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Australia, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Canada and Mexico.

On view will be collages, assemblages, drawings, digital collage, paintings , correspondence art, photo-montage, objects, artist made books, magazines and assemblings celebrating Dada and Day of the Dead. Also on view will be an authentic Mexican offrenda for Day of the Dead remembering Dada artists.

Sponsored in part by the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists.

After the opening on Nov 4th, The archives and exhibition are open by appointment only. Call 505-303-3034 to make arrangements.

Although new to Santa Fe, the Ontological Museum home of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction is celebrating its 20th anniversary – 1996-2016.

The mission of the museum is to create a collection that is gathered together like a scientific museum that collects rocks or bugs or perhaps like an anthropological museum. It is an art project using the idea of the ‘museum’ as a new art genre. It is a cultural record of contemporary art that is unique, in that it is not based on preciousness or on the collections of wealthy collectors like most art museums are. It is an artist oriented research museum developed around living connections to artists all over the world primarily through the internet.  The works that come into the collection are normally donated by the artists as independent gifts or in response to a particular project or exhibition. The collection contains thousands of items with more added continuously.

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Photographs from the Exhibition in Santa Fe

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