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Sophie Taeuber-Arp: A Dada Woman

Dada is undoubtley one of the most important art movements of the 20th Century. Its power and importance has been historically attributed to characters such as Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp or Man Ray. However, art history has forgot the key role some women artists played on this movement and the influence of their work on subsequent movements. The MoMA is currently displaying a major exhibition of one of the artists whose artistic practice was so innovative that transitioned from Dadaism to Abstractionism.

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Are manifestos needed in art?

By Camila DurĂ¡n

As Eric Hobsbawm says in Fractured Times. Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century, the twentieth century was, fundamentally, the time of manifestos. The Futurists inaugurated it. In 1909 they published in Le Figaro, in France, a declaration of principles in which they proposed a new way of understanding art. For example, conceiving art as a space of boldness, rebellion and challenge. Or propose that in art there is no greater beauty than that of struggle. The art manifestos that followed are innumerable. Surrealism, Dada, Fluxus and the major avant-gardes all had their own list of what art should be like.

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