Spring of 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the art movement known as Dada, with art, poetry, and performances created throughout the world in celebration. But with the changes to the political landscape that have taken place since then, the global situation that inspired the original Dada art and writing is becoming disturbingly more apparent with each passing day. MAINTENANT 11: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY DADA WRITING AND ART offers a compilation of leading Dada-influenced artists from around the world. This year’s theme, “EYE FOR A LIE,” features work that examines the concept of “fake” everything—questioning the very essence of truth in what some have labeled the “post-truth” era. When individual beliefs, motivations, and emotions are increasingly guided by online echo-chambers, lies become truths across the entire political spectrum. From an artistic perspective this presents a unique challenge, and the work in MAINTENANT 11 shows artists unraveling lies, offering “alternative” lies, and often offering multiple perspectives of a single situation to show how reality has multiple levels of truth.
MAINTENANT 11 launches its quest with a custom cover by world-renowned artist Mark Kostabi, and, inside features new work by famed-U.S. artists Raymond Pettibon, Bob Branaman, and Heide Hatry; mail-art artists Vittore Baroni and Ruud Janssen; intermedia artitsts Giovanni Fontana, Henrik Aeshna, Luc Fierens, Rabyn Blake and Rosalie Gancie; punk rock legends Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Alice Bag; poet and Zapp comix founder Charles Plymell; provocative outsider artists Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach; as well as literary provocateurs Anne Waldman, Iulia Militaru and Andrei Codrescu. Other highly-regarded performance, visual, and literary artists include MIT Press art and architectures editor Roger Conover, Belgian word-art master Philip Meersman, Russian photographer and philosopher Irene Caesar, Ukrainian avant-garde writer Yuriy Tarkawsky, Los Angeles poet and actor S. A. Griffin, Spain-based performance artist Fausto Grossi, French-American Fluxus master Patrice Lerochereuil, Hungarian artist, poet and performer József Bíró, Palestinian artist/activist Hamza Abu Ayash, and many more.
Maintenant 11: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art and Writing
ISBN: 978-1-941110-53-9; 6.75″ x 9.625″, 210 pages, Trade Paper; Retail $18.95
Publication date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Complete list of contributors to Maintenant 11 (in alphabetical order):
Derek Adams, Henrik Aeshna, Jamika Ajalon, Linda J. Albertano, Jan Michael Alejandro, Joel Allegretti, Galadrielle Allman, mIEKAL aND, Claus Ankersen, Avelino de Araujo, Faithfull Baana Enono Arnaud, Madeline Artenberg, Wayne Atherton, Hamza Abu Ayash, Alice Bag, Aditya Bahl, Zata Banks, David Barnes, Vittore Baroni, Amy Bassin, Mary Beach, Peter Beda, Beate Bendel, John M. Bennett, Volodymyr Bilyk, József Bíró, Rabyn Blake, Mark Blickley, Antoine Boute, Dianne Bowen, John Bowman, Jeff Boynton, Gedley Braga, Bob Branaman, Philip Kevin Brehse, Imanol Buisan, Fork Burke, Irene Caesar, Billy Cancel, Angela Caporaso, Peter Carlaftes, Mona Jean Cedar, Neeli Cherkovski, Peter Ciccariello, Hal Citron, Andrei Codrescu, Giuseppe Colarusso, Patricia Coleman, Roger Conover, Malik Crumpler, Raf Cruz, Daniel de Culla, Tchello d’Barros, Steve Dalachinsky, Bruce Louis Dodson, Sam Dodson, Gabriel Don, Carol Dorf, Cathy Dreyer, Kip Duff, Robert Duncan, Jeff Farr, Becky Fawcett, Heike Fiedler, Luc Fierens, Giovanni Fontana, Allen Forrest, Kofi Forson, Thomas Fucaloro, Ignacio Galilea, Rosalie Gancie, Fred Gardaphe, Kenneth Gentry, Kat Georges, Christian Georgescu, Gordon Gilbert, Patricia Gomes, S. A. Griffin, Fausto Grossi, Bibbe Hansen, Grant Hart, Alamgir Hashmi, Nour Hassan, Heide Hatry, Aimee Herman, Mara Patricia Hernandez, Karen Hildebrand, Jack Hirschman, Mark Hoefer, Bob Holman, Joel Hubaut, Richard Humann, Alfonso Iandorio, Jonathan Peter Jackson, Frie J. Jacobs, Marta Janik, Ruud Janssen, Mathias Jansson, Dobrica Kamperelic, Antonia Alexandra Klimenko, Doug Knott, Ron Kolm, Marton Koppany, Ksenija Kovacevic, Wayne Kral, Hope Kroll, Pawel Kuczynski, Zygimantas Kudirka, David Lawton, Pascale Le Bihan, Marie C. Lecrivain, Jane LeCroy, Quincy R. Lehr, Matthew Leist, Patricia Leonard, Patrice Lerochereuil, Gerard Malanga, Jaan Malin, Sophie Malleret, Djelloul Marbrook, Malak Matar, John Mazzei, Jean Mazzei, Philip Meersman, Iulia Militaru, Lois Kagan Mingus, Charles Mingus III, Richard Modiano, Mike M. Mollett, Adrienne Moumin, Larry Myers, Harry E. Northup, Dylan Nyoukis, Anna O’Meara, Ruth Oisteanu, Valery Oisteanu, Marc Olmsted, Suzi Kaplan Olmsted, Jane Ormerod, David Ishaya Osu, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Lisa Panepinto, Pamela Papino-Wood, Taj Papino-Wood, Gay Pasley, John S. Paul, Claude Pélieu, Puma Perl, Pawel Petasz, Rebecca Peters, Robert Petrick, Raymond Pettibon, Winston Plowes, Charles Plymell, Roxie Powell, Renaat Ramon, Kathleen Reichelt, Mado Reznik, Wesley Rickert, György Rőczei, K. D. Rose, Jerome Rothenberg, Ralph Salisbury, Martina Salisbury, Ronald F. Sauer, William Seaton, Santa Semeli, Susan Shup, Deborah Sibbald, Bertholdus Sibum, Elly Simmons, Pere Sousa, Orchid Spangiafora, Dd. Spungin, Christine Stoddard, Thomas Stolmar, Richard Stone, W. K. Stratton, Neal Skooter Taylor, Richard Tipping, John J. Trause, Jurgen Trautwein, Ann Firestone Ungar, Anoek Van Praag, Nico Vassilakis, Pascal Verzigl, Voxx Voltair, Duska Vrhovac, Silvia Wagensberg, George Wallace, Scott Wannberg, Mike Watt, Poul Weile, A. D. Winans, Liza Wolsky, Ben Zank, Marko Zavišić, Ali Znaidi, Joanie HF Zosike