Re:Dada exhibition

The Dada movement was born 100 years ago at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Re:Dada invites artists to use technology to disrupt and remix Dada works in the public domain. November 4 to 30, M-F 1-5pm.

Event Details


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


November 05, 2016 12:00 pm - December 01, 2016 5:00 pm



The Dada movement was born 100 years ago at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada pioneered tactics of remix, collage, sharing and deconstructing works. This radical democratization of art still drives internet, DIY, open source and remix culture. To celebrate and learn from these original “disruptors,” swissnex San Francisco collaborates with Dock18 in Zurich to present Re:Dada.

A century of Dada has placed many Dada works into the public domain. Dock 18 has built an online platform where artists, writers and makers can ‘remix’ these original digital images, words, sounds and actions. By transforming Dada art works through the lens of 21st century technology and concerns, Re:Dada fosters an exchange between Swiss and US artists.

Digital versions are provided by the Kunsthaus Zürich and the Swiss National Library.

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


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Image: “Randensonate” by W3rkh0f, from performance “Die Kleine Dada Soirée” at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich in April 15, 2016. 

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