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Noun
  1. A cultural movement that began in neutral Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1920, involving 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.
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I always thought Dadaism was primarily a European movement, but clearly it must have had some influence in Asia.
Constructivism, suprematism, the Bauhaus, Dadaism, or surrealism fascinated the new generation as if these tendencies were contemporary and not historical movements.
Usually, dance excursions into Dadaism or Absurdism are deliberately, even daringly fanciful, with an emphasis on highly colorful costuming and decor.
He briefly embraced Dadaism, but soon distanced himself from its more nihilistic expressions.
There is an inherent pitfall in such movements as surrealism, Dadaism, and absurdism.
During the 20th century the art world experienced the development of new styles and explorations such as Expressionism, Dadaism, and Surrealism.

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