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NYC DADA DO 2022: Part 1 to unfold at Jefferson Market Library @ Jefferson Market Library
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NYC DADA DO 2022: Part 1 to unfold at Jefferson Market Library @ Jefferson Market Library
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The first of two evenings of ecstatic, exuberant, and eclectic performance and poetry is slated for Thursday, October 6, 6 pm as Three Rooms Press and Jefferson Market Library present NYC DADA-DO 2022 Part I: a wild ride of contemporary DADA performance and poetry by leading NYC maverick artists and writers.

The event includes the NYC 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 40 countries on seven continents.

Part I is Thursday, October 6, 6 pm at Jefferson Market Library (425 6th Ave., in Greenwich Village). Admission is free. Costumes encouraged. Come as you aren’t. 

The line-up features 23 renowned contempoarary DADA artists including Austin Alexis, Amy Barone, Andrei Codrescu, Robert C. Ford, Meghan Grupposo, Bibbe Hansen, Karen Hildebrand, Eleni Kourti, Linda Lerner, Eliette Markhbein, Charles Mingus III, Lois Kagan Mingus, Valery Oisteanu, Yuko Otomo, John S. Paul, Nicca Ray, Angela Sloan, Paul Sohar, Christine Sloan Stoddard, Ann Firestone Ungar, Lynnea Villanova, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, and Joanie HF Zosike. Three Rooms Press co-founders and MAINTENANT editors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges host.

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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, or call 212-731-0574.