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Representing Dada
Saturday, September 9, 2006

To mark the close of the international Dada exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, MoMA hosted a day-long symposium to consider issues involved in representing Dada through texts, images, and objects, with a particular focus on the semantics of display. A distinguished group of scholars discussed landmark Dada exhibitions and past publications, with the aim of addressing how Dada has been defined historically, geographically, and conceptually.

Roundtable: Displaying Dada 2005–06

Leah Dickerman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Laurent Le Bon, Chief Curator, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris; and Anne Umland, Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Additional resources:
Does Dada Dissolve into Surrealism?
Didier Ottinger, Senior Curator, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris
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New York Dada? Looking Back after a Second World War
Catherine Craft, Independent scholar and critic
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"Join Dada!" Aspects of Dada’s Reception since the Late 1950s
Hanne Bergius, Professor for the History of Art, Design and Architecture,
Burg Giebichenstein, University for Art and Design, Halle
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