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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Gosselies.

Painter, draughtsman, designer, sculptor, engraver.

Coppee trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. His works, some of which exhibit the hallmarks of a Dadaist approach, retain a naive spontaneity. He has also produced frescoes and stained glass windows....

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1989.

Born 1954, in Xiamen (Fujian).

Installation artist.

Conceptual Art.

Huang Yongping graduated from the fine arts academy of Zhejiang in 1982. He was active in the Xiamen Dada group. He left China for Paris in ...

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Morgan Falconer

American sculptor. Kersels graduated with a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1984, and later returned to the same institution to take an MA (1993–5). From 1984 to 1993 he was a member of a neo-Dada performance group, SHRIMPS, and this clearly influenced his sculpture, both in terms of its echos of performance and its tone of light-hearted absurdity and futility. His photographic series ...

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Yugoslav, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953.

Painter.

Zeljko Kipke lives and works in Zagreb. An art critic and theoretician he has been influenced by Malevich, Dada, Magritte, medieval frescoes and Byzantine art. He reproduces geometric shapes, fragments of machines, cylinders, pistons, wheels, freely interpreting them in order to come up with motifs detached from their context which appear to float across the canvas. He has shown his works at several solo exhibitions, notably at the Castres contemporary art centre in France in ...

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Mile  

French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1951.

Painter.

Groupe Art-cloche.

Mile is self-taught. In the early 1980s in Paris, she was associated with activities promoted by Art Cloche, an informal group taking its cue from Dada and Fluxus that lived in a squat.

Art cloche. Élément pour une rétrospective. Squatt artistique...

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Montage  

Tom Williams

Term that refers to the technique of organizing various images into a single composition in both film and visual art. It is also frequently applied to musical and literary works that emphasize fragmentation and paratactic construction. In film, the term typically refers to the organization of individual shots to create a larger structure or narrative. This technique was developed most systematically by the film makers of the 1920s Russian avant-garde such as Sergey Eisenstein (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1954, in St-Malo.

Painter.

Groupe Art-cloche.

Damien Nouet is self-taught. He was active in the Art-cloche circle in Paris at the beginning of the 1980s, an informal group drawing inspiration from Dada and Fluxus.

Paris, 30 Jan 1989: End of a Dream...

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 12 October 1939, in Fox Chase (Pennsylvania).

Performance artist, assemblage artist, installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Neo-Dadaism, Feminist Art, Body Art.

Carolee Schneemann received a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, and an MFA from the University of Illinois. She also studied at Columbia University School of Painting and Sculpture, New York; the New School for Social Research; and Universidad de Puebla, Mexico. She has taught at the University of Illinois (...

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Canadian, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 29 September 1946, in Vancouver.

Photomontage artist, photographer.

Jeff Wall studied art history and wrote a thesis on Dada photo montage, receiving a PhD from the Courtauld Institute in London. In 1987 he began teaching at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he lives. Conceptual at first, works like ...

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Melissa Chiu

Chinese installation artist, active also in France. Huang Yongping studied at the Zhejiang Fine Arts Academy (now the National Art Academy) in Hangzhou. After graduating in 1982, he became involved in Xiamen Dada, a group of artists famous for having burned their paintings after an exhibition in ...