Posted on 10 June 2015

A one day seminar for artists, curators and academics in support of an international art programme proposed for 2016, to celebrate the ‘birth of DADA’ – at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916.  The seminar will discuss some of the originating critical impulses of modernism and the radical legacy of DADA, and how these might perhaps be carried on and/or manifested by artists and curators to-day.  The seminar is also proposed as a complementary response to the 14 -18 (World War I) Now Centenary Art Commissions programme <> and will focus on the contributions and experiences of artists who responded critically to the impact of World War I, and after.

Seminar programme:  Monday 29th June (at the gallery, Islington Mill, Salford)

2.00 – 5.30pm   100 years on – rethinking DADA and the critical artistic legacy of WWI (presentations and panel discussion) at Islington Mill.  Panel presentations include:

Adrian Notz, Curator/Director at the DADA Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich

Dr. Gavin Grindon, Director of the Centre for Curatorial Studies, University of Essex,

Professor Michael White, University of York (tbc)

6.00pm   DADA – MERZ ‘pop up’ Embassy –  opening reception for guests, artists and curators.

7.00 pm  AFTER DADA – new critical agendas – proposals for a Festival of the Avant Garde in 2016.

Planning seminar and workshop for artists, academics and curators interested developing new projects, and a major critical art practice symposia in the NW, as part of the proposed DADA 100 (2016) programme.

 Information centre and contextual exhibition at the Gallery, Islington Mill.

For more information please contact:  Ian Hunter  T. 01539437309

Admission free – please book ahead

Seminar venue:  Islington Mill, James Street
, Salford M3 5HW

DADA 100 seminar is being presented in association with:

DADA 100, Carbaret Voltaire, Castlefield Gallery, Islington Mill, Merzbarn.