The Dadaglobe Project

Art Historian Adrian Sudhalter presents her research into Dada co-founder Tristan Tzara’s abandoned catalog of global Dada works.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111 United States


November 03, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


$0 - $15

In 1921, Dada co-founder Tristan Tzara sought to curate a definitive anthology of the Dada movement, the Dadaglobe. Had it been published, it would have included more than one hundred artworks and one hundred texts by some forty contributors from ten countries. Yet, mainly due to a lack of funding, Dadaglobe remained unpublished, leaving a remarkable void in the history of the Dada movement.

Adrian Sudhalter discusses her years of research on this project, and collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zürich, which resulted in the reconstruction of the planned book. That project resulted in a book, designed by the award-winning Zürich-based design team NORM, and the exhibition Dadaglobe Reconstructed, at the Kunsthaus Zürich in February 2016. It has since travelled to The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Dadaglobe Reconstructed will be available for purchase care of City Lights Bookstore. 

This event is part of the city-wide Dada World Fair.


6:30 pm           doors open
7:00 pm           discussion begins
7:45 pm           Q&A
8:30 pm           doors close


Adrian Sudhalter

Adrian Sudhalter is a New York-based art historian and curator. She is a specialist in European art between the two World Wars and has published broadly on areas including Dada and the Bauhaus. She has held curatorial positions at the Busch-Reisinger Museum (Harvard Art Museums) and at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and has been a fellow at the Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, the Clark Art Institute, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Getty Foundation. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she has also taught.

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