Definition of "dadaism" []

  • A cultural movement that began in neutral Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1920, which involved visual arts, literature (poetry, art manifestos, art theory), theatre, and graphic design, which concentrated its anti-war politic through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. (noun)

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Use "dadaism" in a sentence
  • "The conceptual photographer is greatly influenced by surrealism, dadaism as well as the new wave era of the '80s, British post punk scene and the avant-garde theater of Robert Wilson."
  • "Tyler has chimed in on tenure with a bizarre dadaism and a serious challenge:"
  • "I think that this belief, that calm and calculated technique is an enemy of passion, is one of the few influences that the movements of dadaism and surrealism still have."