previews

  • Dada

    Centre Pompidou
    Place Georges-Pompidou
    October 5, 2005–January 9, 2006

    Curated by Laurent Le Bon, Leah Dickerman, and Anne Umland

    Of all the isms that fed modernism, Dada might be the hardest to pin down. Not only did the movement turn up in several countries, but it spanned performance and poetry, painting and—perhaps the ultimate Dada art form—collage. Recent exhibitions have pursued depth over breadth, chasing after strains of Dada in New York and Japan. The Pompidou does the opposite, showing a staggering one thousand works by fifty artists, including films by René Clair and Marcel Duchamp. Just don’t expect a single argument or vision: This survey promises to be as messy as the movement itself.

    Travels to the National Gallery, Washington, DC, Feb. 19–May 14, 2006; Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 16–Sept. 11, 2006.