Special Exhibition Image Gallery: Dada at MoMA - Berlin

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The Author of the Book "Fourteen Letters of Christ" in His Home, ca. 1920

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Johannes Baader (German, 1875-1955). The Author of the Book "Fourteen Letters of Christ" in His Home (Der Verfasser des Buches "Vierzehn Briefe Christi" in seinem Heim), ca. 1920. ©The Museum of Modern Art, New York

June 18 to September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World War I Deutsches Reich (German Empire). A rare group of collages by Johannes Baader are seen for the first time in the United States in this exhibition.

To view any of the other five galleries, please see the Dada at MoMA index page.

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World War I Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

Johannes Baader (German, 1875-1955)
The Author of the Book "Fourteen Letters of Christ" in His Home
(Der Verfasser des Buches "Vierzehn Briefe Christi" in seinem Heim),
ca. 1920
Cut-and-pasted gelatin silver prints, cut-and-pasted printed paper, and
ink on book page mounted on paper
8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (21.6 x 14.6 cm)
Purchase, 1937
©The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Skat Players (Die Skatspieler), 1920

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969). Skat Players (Die Skatspieler) (later titled Card-Playing War Cripples. [Kartenspielende Kriegskrüppel]), 1920. © 2006 Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World WarI Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969)
Skat Players (Die Skatspieler) (later titled Card-Playing War Cripples
[Kartenspielende Kriegskrüppel]), 1920
Oil on canvas with photomontage and collage
43 5/16 x 34 1/4 in. (110 x 87 cm)
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
© 2006 Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz

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A Victim of Society (Ein Opfer der Gesellschaft), 1919

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
George Grosz (American, born Germany. 1893-1959). A Victim of Society (Ein Opfer der Gesellschaft), 1919. © 2006 Estate of George Grosz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World WarI Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

George Grosz (American, born Germany, 1893-1959)
A Victim of Society (Ein Opfer der Gesellschaft)
(later titled Remember Uncle August, the Unhappy Inventor), 1919
Oil and graphite on canvas with photomontage
and collage of papers and buttons
19 5/16 x 15 9/16 in. (49 x 39.5 cm)
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne-Centre de création industrielle, Paris
Purchase, 1977
© CNAC / MNAM / Dist. Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY
© 2006 Estate of George Grosz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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"The Convict": Monteur John Heartfield after Franz Jung's Attempt..., ca. 1920

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
George Grosz (American, born Germany, 1893-1959). "The Convict": Monteur John Heartfield after Franz Jung's Attempt to Get Him Up on His Feet, ca. 1920. © 2006 Estate of George Grosz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World WarI Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

George Grosz (American, born Germany, 1893-1959)
"The Convict": Monteur John Heartfield after Franz Jung's
Attempt to Get Him Up on His Feet

("Der Sträfling": Monteur John Heartfield nach Franz Jungs Versuch,
ihn auf die Beine zu stellen), ca. 1920
Watercolor, pencil, cut-and-pasted postcards,
and halftone relief on paper
16 1/2 x 12 in. (41.9 x 30.5 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of A. Conger Goodyear
1952
© 2006 Estate of George Grosz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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fmsbwtözäu, poster poem, 1918

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Raoul Hausmann (Austrian, 1886-1971). fmsbwtözäu, poster poem, 1918. © 2006 Raoul Hausmann/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Photo: Philippe Migeat

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World WarI Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

Raoul Hausmann (Austrian, 1886-1971)
fmsbwtözäu, poster poem, 1918
Line block
13 x 18 7/8 in. (33 x 48 cm)
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne-Centre de création industrielle, Paris
Purchase, 1974
© CNAC / MNAM / Dist. Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY
© 2006 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Photo © Philippe Migeat

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Mechanical Head (Spirit of Our Age), ca. 1920

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Raoul Hausmann, Austrian (1886-1971). Mechanical Head (Spirit of Our Age) (Mechanischer Kopf [Der Geist unserer Zeit]), ca. 1920. © 2006 Raoul Hausmann/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Photo: Philippe Migeat

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World WarI Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

Raoul Hausmann, Austrian (1886-1971)
Mechanical Head (Spirit of Our Age), ca. 1920
Hairdresser's wigmaking dummy, crocodile wallet, ruler, pocket watch mechanism and case, bronze segment of old camera, typewriter cylinder, segment of measuring tape, collapsible cup, the number "22," nails and bolt
12 13/16 x 8 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (32.5 x 21 x 20 cm)
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne-Centre de création industrielle, Paris
Purchase, 1974
© CNAC / MNAM / Dist. Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY
© 2006 Raoul Hausmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Photo © Philippe Migeat

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Cover of the exhibition catalogue First International Dada Fair, July 1920

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfelde; German, 1891-1968). Cover of the exhibition catalogue First International Dada Fair, John Heartfield and Wieland Herzfelde editors, Otto Burchard and Malik-Verlag, July 1920. © Collection Merrill C. Berman

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World WarI Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfelde; German, 1891-1968)
Cover of the exhibition catalogue First International Dada Fair
(Erste Internationale Dada-Messe),
John Heartfield and Wieland Herzfelde editors,
Otto Burchard and Malik-Verlag, July 1920
Photolithograph
12 3/16 x 15 3/8 in. (31 x 39 cm)
Collection Merrill C. Berman

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Cut with the Kitchen Knife through ..., 1919-1920

Image used with permission of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Hannah Höch (German, 1889-1978). Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany, 1919-1920. © 2006 Hannah Höch/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

About the Show:

The Berlin section of Dada reflects that this city pioneered the then new medium of photomontage, in the context of an overtly political tone. Club Dada artists such as Johannes Baader, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield and Hannah Höch took this tone to reflect their collective disgust with German nationalism in the struggling post-World WarI Deutsches Reich (German Empire).

The first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the brief but hugely influential movement, Dada surveys the six principal cities in which its artists worked between 1916 and 1924. This exhibition represents nearly fifty artists in over 400 pieces including paintings, collage, photomontage, readymade constructions, photographs and printed matter.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York is the third and final venue for Dada, seen previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from February 19 to May 14, 2006 and in its first, slightly variational form at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from October 5, 2005 to January 9, 2006.

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"Dada" is on view from June 18 through September 11, 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497 (Telephone: 212.708.9400; Website). The museum is open Wednesdays through Mondays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Admission to MoMA is $20 for adults; $16 for seniors, 65 and over with I.D.; $12 for full-time students with current I.D.; and free for members and children ages 16 and under. Target Free Friday Nights occur from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Full Image Caption:

Hannah Höch (German, 1889-1978)
Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the
Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany

(Schnitt mit dem Küchenmesser durch die letzte Weimarer
Bierbauchkulturepoche Deutschlands), 1919-1920
Photomontage and collage with watercolor
44 7/8 x 35 7/16 in. (114 x 90 cm)
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
© 2006 Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
© 2006 Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Photo © Jörg P. Anders, Berlin