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    VultureE. Alex Jung12/7/2011 min
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    • Florian1 year ago

      This is amazing! I never thought to compare meme culture with dada-ism but when you read it like this... it actually makes sense!

      The current moment echoes another. During World War I, a group of expat artists gathered at the Cabaret Voltaire in the neutral zone of Zurich, where they came up with an idea to match the mood: Dada. It would encompass everything and nothing — a laugh in the face of social collapse. Dada was deliberately infuriating as an anti-art art movement whose main goal was to stick a finger in the eye of the Establishment and swirl it around.