Three Rooms Press Presents
The 12th Annual DADA PERFORMANCE SALON
and Initial NYC Launch of MAINTENANT 13 Dada Journal
Monday, June 3, 7 pm at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker)
Doors open 6:30 pm; Admission FREE!
Prepare for an evening of disruptive, challenging and controversial art and writing as Three Rooms Press celebrates The 12th Annual DADA Performance Salon for the first time at Le Poisson Rouge. The event will feature performances by modern day Dadaists whose work continues the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. The event will also celebrate the launch of Maintenant 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually since 2008 by Three Rooms Press.
Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host. Featured performers include contributors to this year’s journal engaging in a variety of dada live art installations, including:
Andrei Codrescu, Penny Arcade, Meagan Brothers, Gabriel Don, Amy Bassin, Joel Allegretti, Anna O’Meara, Ron Kolm, Kathleen Reichelt, Wesley Rickert, Angela Sloan, John J. Trause, Adeena Karasick, Terese Coe, Robert Gibbons, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Linda Lerner, Ann Firestone Ungar, Robert Petrick, JC Hopkins, Valery Oisteanu, Ruth Oisteanu, John Paul, Cheryl J. Fish, Joanie HF Zosike, and Francine Witte –plus very special Guest of Honor Maintenant 13 Cover Artist Fred Tomaselli!!!
MAINTENANT 13: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art serves up the controversial theme,”A.I. ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE’.” If you think humanity will be destroyed by Artificial Intelligence –think again. Where’s the intelligence? Ignorance is what prevails as rational thought takes a backseat to playground pettiness. With ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE, Our Artists and Writers take the reigns to completely expose the dumb and dumbing-down of humanity head on and for the reader/listener –The Truth WILL set you free!!!
Copies of MAINTENANT 13: A Contemporary Journal of Dada Writing and Art will be available for purchase at the venue!!!
The MAINTENANT series, established in 2005, gathers the work of renowned and emerging dada artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art–New York, the BelVUE Museum–Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Giovanni Fontana, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami. Writers have included Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jerome Rothenberg, and more, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Thurston Moore, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Exene Cervenka.