Andrew to Present at International Dada Archive Event

Associate Professor of Art History Nell Andrew will present her research related to Dada futures at an upcoming event celebrating The International Dada Archive. Andrew’s talk, The Body as Collage: Sophie Taeuber’s King Stag Marionettes, looks at Dada artist Sophie Taeuber’s 1918 Marionettes for the play King Stag as a culmination of the artist’s dada commitment to overlapping, multiple expressions across diverse media and the creation of hybrid, relational, anti-essentialist art that engages questions of mediation and viewer responsibility.​

The University of Iowa has been home to the International Dada Archive since 1979, a comprehensive collection of documentation and scholarship relating to the historic Dada movement (1916–1924). On February 16–17, the University of Iowa Museum of Art will celebrate the history of Dada and neo-Dada/Fluxus with a symposium and exhibition titled, DADA FUTURES: Circulations, Replicants, Surrogates, Participants. Professor Andrew has been invited to present her research related to Dada among a roster of scholars from the U.S. and Europe. The interdisciplinary schedule of panels, films, and study sessions aims to highlight how museums, libraries, universities, and the general public have shaped our understanding of these and other avant-gardes.

  • King Stag Marionettes​

  • Sophie Taeuber

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