---Walter Benjamin recognized the importance of Dada when he wrote in 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' that when authenticity ceases to be an important part of making art, "the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual it begins to be based on another practice, politics." ---Image:http://www.johnvalentino.com/Teaching/Art190/Projects/190Proj2/Dada.html
"The Pillars of Society" (1926), by George Grosz. Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Dada art movement (Co-founder of Dada in Berlin). The representatives of the (German, 20s) ruling class - press publishers, nationalists, monarchists and clerics - depicted as a class of brainless and amoral people.
This is a famous piece of Dada art, “collage arranged according to the laws of chance,” by Jean Arp. The artist ripped up pieces of paper, let them fall and then glued them where ever they landed. By leaving his art up to chance, he made a statement about life, saying everything in life is left up to chance and cannot always be controlled.
Colagem e fotomontagem, Raoul Hausmann \ As vanguardas tiveram lugar na reflexão da dimensão social. Completamente historicista, a vertente dadaísta redefine o objeto artístico no universo da inexistência de escala, apresenta-nos non sense. O absurdo.
The Dada movement claimed to be anti-art and had a strong negative and destructive element. Rejecting all tradition, they sought complete freedom. Dada quickly spread from Zurich to other European cities. Dada artists claimed to have invented photomontage.