Richter’s Memoirs on Dadaism and Its Beginnings

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HANS RICHTER Art and Anti Art Richter’s Memoirs on Dadaism and Its Beginnings Hans Richter’s Dada: Art and Anti-Art begins with the initial formation of the Dadaists in Zurich, Switzerland. Its establishment commenced with Hugo Ball’s entrepreneurial spirit opening the Cabaret Voltaire at No. 1 Spiegelgasse in February 1916, which was formed for exhibitions of […]

The Brooklyn Rail: Hans Richter

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Art and Anti-Art Maya Stendhal Gallery June 15-September 16, 2006 by David Markus Hans Richter is best known to art history for his contributions to avant-garde cinema. “Rhythmus 21” (1921)— one of the earliest examples of abstract film—set a precedent for the application of painterly formalism to the expanding realm of cinematography. And works like […]

The New York Times: Dada: Hans Richter Art and Anti-Art

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Hans Richter (1888-1976) Dada: Art and Anti-Art Maya Stendhal Gallery 545 West 20th Street, Chelsea Through Sept. 16 Hans Richter might have been a great avant-garde filmmaker, but the late abstract paintings and reliefs that dominate this partial yet dauntingly large survey of his work feel like well-made acts of desperation. Dating mostly from the […]

The New York Sun: Hans Richter, New Perspectives on Dada & Cubism

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New Perspectives on Dada & Cubism By JOHN GOODRICH As art movements go, Dada burned brightly and briefly, its spirit too nihilistic to be sustained by mere paint and poems. Jean Arp and Marcel Duchamp moved on to influential careers, but the Berlin-born Hans Richter (1888-1976), a founder of Dada’s Zurich chapter and author of […]