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“A smorgasbord for those who are sick and tired of it.” —Seattle Book Review

“Timely and relevant.” —Tribe LA Magazine

“Excellent examples of collage and montage techniques . . . Interesting visual poems.” —Portland Book Review

“An interesting perspective.” —Manhattan Book Review

“Proof that Dada is not dead.” —Madjan Magazine (Serbia)

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. We can change the now with art and thought. Otherwise, the future has NOTENTIAL.

When the corporate powers that be control all of the energy resources, 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!”

For the first time since debuting in 2008,  MAINTENANT 16 includes work from all seven continents on the planet, with more than 250 creators from 35 countries. The MAINTENANT series gathers the work of internationally-renowned contemporary Dada artists and writers. MAINTENANT 16 offers compelling proof that concepts of Dada continue to serve as a catalyst to creators more than a century later. The annual MAINTENANT series, established in 2008, gathers work of contemporary Dada artists and writers from around the world.

MAINTENANT 16: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art,
edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges; ART: Folk & Outsider Art ;
ISBN 978-1-953103-22-2, trade paper; 266 pages; $25.00
Publication date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Complete list of contributors to Maintenant 16 (in alphabetical order):

Derek Adams • Jamika Ajalon • Youssef Alaoui • Linda J. Albertano • Susan Alder • Austin Alexis • Joel Allegretti • Ina Al-soqi • Santiago Amaya • Wayne Atherton • Liz Axelrod • Mahnaz Badihian • Amy Barone • Vittore Baroni • Brent Bechtel • Peter Beda • Regina Bellamy • C. Mehrl Bennett • Carla Bertola • Bassin Bickley • Volodymyr Bilyk • Jósef Bíró • Lucy Jane Bledsoe • Karen Boissonneault-Gauthie • Clemente Botelho •Bob Branaman • Kathy Bruce • Imanol Buisan • Fork Burke • Billy Cancel • Angela Caporaso • Peter Carlaftes • Peter Ciccariello • Hal Citron • Lynette Clennell • Andrei Codrescu • Terese Coe • Roger Conover • Anthony Cox • Lars Crosby • Malik Crumpler • Steve Dalachinsky • Allison A. Davis • Heather Dawish • Holly Day • Tchello d’Barros • Avelino de Araujo • Quỳnh Iris de Prelle • Laylah DeLauntréamont • Liliy Despic • Sam Dodson • Bruce Dodson • Gabriel Don • Carol Dorf • Robert Duncan • Malcolm Easton • Salvatore Esposito • Gio Fausto • Becky Fawcett • Federico Federici • Rich Ferguson • Cheryl Fish • Kathleen Florence • Giovanni Fontana • Robert Ford • Kofi Forson • Patrick Forsythe • Abigail Frankfurt • Dorothy Friedman • Thomas Fucaloro • Ignacio Galilea • Sandra Gea • Kat Georges • Christian Georgescu • Robert Gibbons • Mark Glista • Gemma Goette • Gustava Gómez-Mejía • S.A. Griffin • Meghan Grupposo • Egon Guenther • Genco Gulan • Elancharan Gunasekaran • Ana Maria Guta • Janet Hamil • Bibbe Hanson • Jesper Hasseltoft • Heide Hatry • Erica Henry • Aimee Herman • Jan Herman • Karen Hildebrand • Mark Hoefer • Lawrence Holzworth • Richard Humann • Matthew Hupert • Frie J. Jacobs • Ayushi Jain • Annaliese Jakimides • Mathias Jansson • Jerry T. Johnson • Boni Joi • Milana Juventa • Marina Kazakova • Oladipo Kehinde Paul • Anthony D. Kelly • Talbot Kelly • Rose Knapp • Ron Kolm • Mark Kostabi • Eleni Kourti • Hope Kroll • Pawel Kuczynski • Zygimantas Kudirka • Bénédicte Kusedila • David Lawton • Serge Lecomte • Jane LeCroy • Sarah Legow • Patricia Leonard • Linda Lerner • Martin H. Levinson • Alexander Limarev • Richard Loranger • Ruggero Maggi • Sara Maino • Gerard Malanga • Jaan Malin • Sophie Mallert • Bibiana Padilla Maltos • Mary Rose Manspeaker • Phil Marcade • Fred Marchant • Eliette Markhbein • Bronwyn Mauldin • Jesse McClosky • Lucienne McKirdy • Philip Meersman • Charles Mingus • Lois Kagan Mingus • Julian Mirtha • Richard Modiano • Michael M. Mollet • Thurston Moore • Luiz Morgadinho • César Mutes • Alex Nderitu • Dustin Nelson • J.D. Nelson • Karen Neuberg • Gerald Nicosia • Lance Nizami • Harry E. Northup • Suzi Kaplan Olmsted • Marc Olmsted • John Olson • Anna O’Meara • Jane Ormerod • Ruth Ositeanu • Valery Ositeanu • Yuko Otomo • Csaba Pal • Lisa Panepinto • Gay Pasley • John Paul • Giorgia Pavildou • Pamela Pepino-Wood • Puma Perl • Raymond Petibon • Renaat Ramon • Nicca Ray • Mado Reznik • Travis Richardson • Wes Rickert • Benjamin Robinson • Radoslav Rochallyi • Alison Ross • Martina Salisbury • William Seaton • Jack Seiei • Silvio Serverino • Susan Shup • Bertholdus Sibum • Paul Siegell • Denis Silk-Martelli • Zoltan Simon • Lily Cinder Simonson • LA Skooter • Angela Sloan • Valerie Sofranko • Paul Sohar • Pere Sousa • Orchid Spangiafora • Dd Spungin • Marilyn Stablein • Laurie Steelink • JJ. Steinfeld • Christine Sloan Stoddard • Thomas Stolmar • Rich Stone • W.K. Stratton • Belinda Subraman • Zev Torres • John J. Trause • Ann F. Ungar • Yirk-Max Valentonis • Anoek van Praag • Lynnea Villanova • Barbara Vos • Matina Vossou • Silvia Wagensberg • George Wallace • Scott Wannberg • Mike Watt • Poul R. Weile • DA Wer • Syporca Whandal • Brenda Whiteway • Maw Shein Win • Ad Winans • Tracy Witt • Francine Witte • Jeffery Wright • Yaryan • Gerald Yelle • Karen Romano Young • Andrena Zawinski • Larry Zdeb • Nina Zivancevic • Joanie Zoskie