This exhibit is open August 11 to September 8.
The trauma of recent major world events—a pandemic, political upheaval and refugee crises, global warming—has artists looking to creative movements of the past for guidance and ways to take a stand. Dadaism began as artists expressed their discontent with the cataclysm of global conflict and propaganda of World War I. They rejected the political and aesthetic status quo to embrace chaos and intuition through new and hybrid art forms. Dada represents the creative reactions of artists from an earlier era who saw a world on the brink of madness. This exhibition celebrates the work of contemporary artists who, in the spirit of the Dada movement, revel in the absurdity of our time.
Second Fridays is a collaboration of the Beverly Arts Center, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance and Saint Xavier University to bring exciting new art, live music and cocktails to the Simmerling Gallery at the BAC every Second Friday.