The Dada movement – with its emphasis on play, absurdity and surrealism – has proved potent inspiration for a host of artists and institutions since its early-20th century inception in Europe. The exhibition Dada South? (2009-2010), curated by Roger van Wyk and Kathryn Smith at the South African National Gallery, considered the movement in the Global South, and South Africa in particular – proving, amongst other things, that European Dadaists were familiar with Africa, and that much of Apartheid-era South African art was Dadaist in its surreality (whether intentionally or otherwise).
Produced in 2011, this poster illustrates the many links – or “flight paths" – between Dadaist movements around the world.
size | black-and-white poster, double-sided