Thursday, August 24, 2017

Three Rooms Press presents


A Highly-Charged Performance Event Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds

Celebrating the official London launch of

MAINTENANT 11: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art

Saturday, 2 September, 2017 | 6:30 pm


Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD

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 at the third annual ¡DADA! LONDON INVASION Saturday, Sept. 2, 6:30 pm, at the maverick London progressive arts venue The Horse Hospital. Costumes encouraged. Admission is £5.

The event promises to be a wild ride of contemporary Dada performance and poetry, celebrating the latest edition of MAINTENANT, an annual international journal of contemporary Dada writing and art. Performers from the UK and US will be featured, including performance artist-poet Jane Ormerod, poet and sci-art specialist Valerie Laws, jazz poet Jazzman John Clarke, poetry film director Zata Banks, provocative visual and performance artist Becky Fawcett, poet-photographer Derek Adams, and poet-performance artist Cathy Dreyer. Additional performers include poet-performance artists Zata Banks, Sam Dodson, Katy Evans-Bush, Winston Plowes, and Deborah Sibbald. The program will also include a special performance by critically-acclaimed musicians Santa Semeli and Friends. New York-based authors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, co-directors of Three Rooms Press, will host and perform.

The event includes the London 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 £5. Doors open 6 pm. The Horse Hospital is at Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD. For additional information and press enquires, please contact Peter at

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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