Maintenant 7: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art is the sixth edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. Since 2008, the Three Rooms Press series has collected and published dada art, dada poetry, dada mail art, dada collages and more from around the world. This year’s issue, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, features an essay about Marcel Duchamp’s seminal work Fresh Widow by New York gallery owner Francis Naumann, poetry by American writers Gerard Malanga, A. D. Winans, Roger Conover, Charles Plymell, Mike Watt, W.K. Stratton and Jerome Rothenberg, and an expanded selection of work by leading European, Asian and Central American dadaists including Tomomi Adachi, Jaap Blonk, Lucille Calmel, Jelle Meander, Philip Meersman, Ulf Stolterfoht, J.L. Rodríguez Pittí and many more. The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.
Complete list of contributors to Maintenant 7 (in alphabetical order):
Tomomi Adachi, Derek Adams, Jan Michael Alejandro, Joel Allegretti, Margaret Bashaar, Mary Beach, John M. Bennett, Frédérique Bertrand, Volodymyr Bilyk, Sergey Biryukov, Mark Bloch, Jaap Blonk, Antoine Boute, Dianne Bowen, philipkevin brehse, Fork Burke, William Burroughs, Irene Caesar, Lucille Calmel, Mary Campbell, Angela Caporaso, Peter Carlaftes, Pontus Carle, Mona Jean Cedar, Jennifer Shay Chesler, Peter Ciccariello, John Clarke, Andy Clausen, Roger Conover, Lars Crosby, J. Crouse, Steve Dalachinsky, Michael Dickel, Carol Dorf, John Dutterer, Jeff Farr, Akinfe Fatou, Heike Fiedler, Luc Fierens, Giovanni Fontana, Thomas Fucaloro, Kat Georges, , Patricia Gomes, Allan Graubard, S.A. Griffin, Rebecca Griffin, Brion Gysin, Janet Hamill, Karen Hildebrand, Rozalie Hirs, Crystal (Tzara) Hoffman, Bara Jichova, Jef Johnson, Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, Doug Knott, Morgan Jesse Lappin, David Lawton, Marie Lecrivain, Jane LeCroy, Emily Linstrom, Goran Lisnjic, Ginny Lloyd, Barbara Lubliner, Gerard Malanga, Jaan *Luulur* Malin, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Diana Manister, Jelle Meander, Philip Meersman, Lois Kagan Mingus, Mike M. Mollett, Christian Morgenstern, Francis M. Naumann, J. D. Nelson, K. J. Nolan, Jess Novak, Alexander Ocheretyansky, Valery Oisteanu, Marc Olmsted, Jane Ormerod, Lisa Panepinto, Claude Pélieu, Paolo Pelosini, Puma Perl, , Charles Plymell, Freke Räihä, Renaat Ramon, Johann Reißer, Steven Retchard, John Rice, J.L. Rodríguez Pittí, Jerome Rothenberg, Rafael Sánchez, William Seaton, Danny Shot, Susan Shup, Katherine R. Sloan, David Smith, Dd. Spungin, Thomas Stolmar, Ulf Stolterfoht, W.K. Stratton, Cynthia Toronto, John J. Trause, Meg Tuite, Pamela Twining, Harm van den Dorpel, Anoek van Praag, Bart Verburg, Acg Vianen, Dominique Vinciguerra, Daniela Voicu, Susan Volchok, Duska Vrhovac, George Wallace, Scott Wannberg, Mike Watt, Peter Waugh, Linus Westheuser, Kathleen White, A.D. Winans, Marysia Wojtaszek, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Sheri L. Wright, Constantin Xenakis, Joanie Fritz Zosike
MAINTENANT 7: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges; ART: Folk & Outsider Art ; ISBN 978-0-988400-8-56 trade paper; 132 pages; $15.00 Publication date: Tuesday, March 15, 2013
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