Dada @ MoMA Reading, y mas

Thought is Made in the Mouth: Dada Sound Poetry and Manifestos

Wednesday, June 21, 6:00 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497

The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2

In conjunction with the first major museum exhibition
in the United States to focus exclusively on Dada,
one of the most significant movements of the historical avant-garde,

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Pierre Joris, and Bob Holman
perform original poetry and manifestos created by Dada artists,
such as Hugo Ball, Kurt Schwitters, Tristan Tzara & many other Dadaists.

Tickets ($10, members $8, students and seniors $5) can be purchased
at the Museum lobby information desk and at the Film and Media Desk.
Tickets are also available online at

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In the New York Times this morning, a good piece on the efforts of poet John Balaban to help the deciphering, digitalizing and popularizing the ancient Nom script of Vietnam prohibited early in the 20th century by the French colonial invader. Read it at: Hanoi Journal: Deciphering the Code to Vietnam’s Old Literary Treasures

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In the Brooklyn Rail, an excellent longish meditation by Robert Kelly on magic, magick, the image, movies, etc., under the title ADAMAGICA: Magic and Iconolatry in Film, and available here.

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