Three Rooms Press is excited to announce details of the upcoming call for submissions to MAINTENANT 16: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. Submissions will open on the first day of the new year January 1, 2022 and extend through March 1. We accept DADA paintings, collages, word art, and poetry up to 25 lines in length.
Submission Period: January 1–March 1, 2022. All submissions should be DADA work, inspired by the theme: NYET ZERO.
About NYET ZERO
These days you hear a lot about NET ZERO, in reference to steps being taken to combat climate change. NET ZERO refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. At this time, NET ZERO is an ambition lacking absolute definition as corporate energy titans pledge distant adherence without clear or immediate commitments to act. In fact, these so-called “innovative” scions of wealth seem to not even be able to remove the layer of hot air greenhouse gases spewing from the mouths of the pundits and politicos pushing the affirmation of their endlessly pernicious promises.
Enter NYET ZERO.
With NYET ZERO, MAINTENANT 16 makes an artistic power grab using DADA—in the form of original art, poetry, and writing aimed at exposing the hypocrisy of the engine-idle rich on recycled paper.
When the corporate powers that be control all of the energy resources including the future, Art Becomes A Necessity!!! Or as Tristen Tzara put it in his Dada Manifesto, “Dada Dada Dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE!”