Maintenant is an annual journal that features the most significant contemporary dada writing and art from around the world. Inspired by the original Maintenant, an irreverent and risk-taking ‘zine published, edited and allegedly written by Arthur Cravan from 1913-1917, the Three Rooms Press editions aim to bring to light cutting-edge poetry and art that stems from this original spirit. Since 2005, Three Rooms Press’ Maintenant has developed an international reputation as a primary source for Dada work by well-known and emerging artists. Submissions are accepted annually between December 1 and January 31.
A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art
edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges
Madcap visuals and fevered writing that pursue freedom in a world of increasing order and homogony
A stunning annual collection of contemporary Dada writing and art by an international array of sensational artists. Provocative, disruptive and essential for collectors of contemporary radical art.Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art is the seventh edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work. It features art and visual poetry by a wide range of internationally recognized creators and provocateurs including William S. Burroughs, Jerome Rothenberg, Charles Plymell, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka, Pontus Carle, Irene Caesar, Volodymyr Bilyk, John M. Bennett, Giovanni Fontana, S.A. Griffin, Fausto Grossi, Patrice Lerochereuil, Gerard Malanga, Kazunori Murakami, Paolo Pelosini, Johan Reisser, Poul Weile and many more. The series has been recognized worldwide as a leading source of contemporary Dada art and writing, with editors invited to present material from the journal with contributors at events in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Berlin. ISBN: 978-0-9895125-1-0.
Make plans now to attend one of two official New York launches:
New York #1: May 2, 6 pm: Cornelia Street Cafe. Includes the NYC Premier of Jan Michael Alejandro’s dada play “Friends Scream for 2 Days” plus featured performances by many of the journals contributors including John J. Trause, Yurly Tarnawsky and Steve Dalachinsky. $8 admissions; includes free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, (212) 989-9319
New York #2: May 7, 7 pm: The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge. With featured performances by many of the journals contributors including Joel Allegretti, David Lawton, Bonny Finberg, Jane Ormerod and Puma Perl. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, (212) 505-3474.
On the West Coast? Attend our LA DI DADA event!
Los Angeles: June 21, 4 pm: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center; 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291 Phone 1-310-822-3006. Details to come!
In Europe or Asia? Make your way to Belgium or Paris in September!
Brussels/Jette: September 19-20 GC Essegem, Leopold I-straat 329, 1090 Jette. Details forthcoming. Please contact us if you would like to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paris: Late September Date, time and place details forthcoming. Please contact us if you would like to participate: email@example.com