Tristan Tzara (1896 - 1963 / Moineşti / Romania)
Tristan Tzara (born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock, also known as S. Samyro; April 16 1896–December 25, 1963) was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. Under the influence of Adrian Maniu, the adolescent Tzara became interested in Symbolism and co-founded the magazine Simbolul with Ion Vinea (with whom he also wrote experimental poetry) and painter Marcel Janco. During World War I, after briefly collaborating on Vinea's Chemarea, he joined Janco in Switzerland. ... more »
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Dada doubts everything. Dada is an armadillo. Everything is Dada, too. Beware of Dada. Anti-dadaism is a disease: selfkleptomania, man's normal condition, is Dada. But the real dadas are against Dada....Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), Rumanian-born French dadaist. repr. In The Dada Painters and Poets, ed. Robert Motherwell (1951). "Dada Manifesto on Feeble...
''Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist.... We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.''Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), Romanian-born French Dadaist. repr. In The Dada Painters and Poets, ed. Robert Motherwell (1951). "Dada Manifesto 1918," Da...
''Thought is made in the mouth.''Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), Rumanian-born French Dada theorist. repr. In The Dada Painters and Poets, ed. Robert Motherwell (1951). "Dada Manifesto on ...
''The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors.''Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), Romanian-born French Dada theorist. repr. In Lampisteries (1963). "Note on Poetry," Dada 4/5 (Zurich, May 1919).