The Great Monster Dada Show
Dada is an avantgarde art movement in the early 20th century, a rebel and a liberating way of thinking. This major exhibition recently presented the historical works of the Dada movement with a contemporary side program pinpointing how the avant-garde ideas are of great relevance today. Several of the concerts and performances that will be presented here, on the Henie Onstad Art Channel, were performed as a side program to the exhibition, and we recommend to experience them together. Stay tuned!
The exhibition was on display from October 25 through January 26, 2020 and presented more than 200 works by 43 artists, among others Jean (Hans) Arp, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Elsa Hildegard Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven, Hannah Höch, Marcel Janco, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, together with contemporary artists such as Siri Hjorth, Pernille Mercury Lindstad, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Are Mokkelbost, Marcela Lucatelli and Harold Offeh.
Curated by Ana María Bresciani at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in collaboration with Oda Wildhagen Gjessing from the Sparebankstiftelsen DnB.
Cabaret-The Great Monster Dada Show was supported from Fritt Ord and the Goethe-Institut.
Installation shots: Calle Hüth
Video: Jonas Aandal Kiste, and Karsten Krogh-Hansen. Interview by Gunhild Varvin. Produced by Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in collaboration with Perfektum Partisipp.