Thursday, August 24, 2017

05 Septembre 2017: Dada Paris: An evening of disruptive art to take on the new world

Three Rooms Press presents

The 5th Annual / la 5ème Édition 2017 Entrez ¡DADA! Paris

An Evening of Disruptive and Provocative Poetry, Performance and Music

Une soirée de perturbateur et provocateur la poésie, la performance et la musique

The official Paris book launch for

et le lancement officiel de Paris pour

MAINTENANT 11: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art

Tuesday, 5 September, 2017 | 1930h–2300h


134 Rue Marcadet, 75018, Paris

Three Rooms Press—the fierce New York-based independent publishing house inspired by Dada, punk and passion—presents an evening of incredibly provocative, disruptive and eclectic art and performance celebrating the launch of MAINTENANT, the annual contemporary Dada journal at 2016 Entrez ¡DADA! Paris Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1930h–2300h at the art/music venue La Cave Café. Costumes encouraged. Admission is free.

The event promises to be a wild ride of performance from leading contemporary Dada artists and writers from Paris, Switzerland, and New York, including visual artist and performer Malik Crumpler (New York/Paris) performance & visual artist Joel Hubaut (Paris), performance poet Fork Burke (Switzerland), poet/producer David Barnes (Paris/London), and New York-based performance poet Sophie Malleret. Additional Paris-based performers include dada poet-artist Henrik Aeshna, poet Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, poet Jamika Ajalon, author/director Catherine Sorba, poet-conceptual artist Nina Zivancevic and actor Christophe Touraud. Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, co-directors of Three Rooms Press (New York) will host and perform.

The event also includes the Paris launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 11: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (2017, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 150 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide on this issue’s theme “Eye for a Lie.” The journal will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Admission is free. Doors open 7 pm. LA CAVE CAFÉ, 134 Rue Marcadet, 75018, Paris, France | +33 1 46 06 29 17.

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About MAINTENANT 11: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

The spirit of Dada continues to thrive in this stunning annual collection of provocative and disruptive Dada-inspired art and writing culled from a plethora of top international contributors, Maintenant 11: A Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2017) is the most recent installment of an annual series published since 2005. The current issue features an exclusive cover by world-renowned artist Mark Kostabi, plus work by Andrei Cordrescu, Gerard Malanga, Jack Hirschman, Charles Plymell, Mike Watt, Grant Hart, A.D. Winans, Raymond Pettibon, John M. Bennett, S.A. Griffin, Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Joel Hubaut, Philip Meersman, Renaat Ramon, Patrice Lerochereuil and many more. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.

What the heck is Dada?

The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.

About Three Rooms Press

Three Rooms Press is a fiercely independent New York-based publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW/Ingram.

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