Three Rooms Press and Beyond Baroque present
¡LA DI DADA! 9
A Highly Eclectic DADA Performance Event
plus the official West Coast launch of MAINTENANT 16: Journal of Contemporary DADA Writing and Art
Thursday, September 8, 2022 | 8 pm
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291, Phone 1-310-822-3006
An evening of provocative, exuberant, eclectic performance and poetry is slated to hit the stage as Three Rooms Press and Beyond Baroque present the Ninth Annual ¡LA DI DADA! Salon: a wild ride of contemporary DADA performance and poetry by leading LA-area maverick artists.
The event includes the West Coast launch of the internationally-renowned MAINTENANT 16: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art (2022, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 240 visual and literary works by artists and writers from seven continents.
The event takes place Thursday, September 8, 8 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice. Admission is $10; $6 for students & seniors. Beyond Baroque members are free. Costumes encouraged. Come as you aren’t.
The line-up features 18 renowned contempoarary DADA artists including Linda J. Albertano, Circuitry & Poetry with Jeff Boynton & Mona Jean Cedar, Rich Ferguson, Christian Georgescu, S.A. Griffin, Mark Hoefer, Doug Knott, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Bronwyn Mauldin, Richard Modiano, Mike M. Mollett, Harry E. Northup, Marc Olmsted, Travis Richardson, L.A. DADA artist Neal Skooter Taylor, Silvia Wagensberg, and Daniel Yaryan. Three Rooms Press co-founders and MAINTENANT editors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges host.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, phone: 310-822-3006. For additional information and reservations, email email@example.com.
MAINTENANT 16: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art is the latest of the ongoing annual MAINTENANT DADA journal series, established in 2008. This year’s issue features 240 contributors from 34 countries and 7 continents, offering work on the them of NYET ZERO, intended to lay the groundwork for 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. As editors Carlaftes and Georges note, “We create to inspire imagination; through imagination the world has a chance at a future of actual peace—and, of equal importance—a future, period.”
The MAINTENANT series is archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art–New York, the BelVUE Museum–Brussels, and more. Contributors have included such artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Fred Tomaselli, Nicole Eisenman, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami, along with writers William S. Burroughs, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jack Hirschman, and Jerome Rothenberg, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka, Thurston Moore, and Alice Bag.
Media questions and interview requests: please contact Three Rooms Press co-director Peter Carlaftes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-731-0574.