YALLA DADA in Beirut


Exhibition, Talks, Performances, Films, Lives and Workshops

Station Beirut, November 9 – December 6, 2016


Wednesday November 9


Performances throughout the evening


On the occasion of the centennial celebrations of the radical avant-garde Dada movement, STATION presents an interdisciplinary exhibition featuring international and Lebanese artists who embody the creative, revolutionary and universal spirit of Dada. At a time when the Middle East finds itself in a predicament of violent upheaval as Europe was during World War I, YALLA DADA will explore Dada’s artistic reach, contextual significance and potential for resonance in the region.


The exhibition creates a space to experience the continuing influence of the art and literary movement on contemporary artistic practice through existing, commissioned and in-situ creations. Through a month-long series of parallel events, Yalla Dada will also explore ways to stimulate a Dada impulse in the region.


In his essay entitled „Dada Lives,“ Richard Huelsenbeck predicted that „everywhere throughout the world where forces are at work to turn back the wheel of history, Dada will be hated. Therefore it is not difficult to predict a great future for Dada.“


Artists: Regine Abadia, Ziad Abillama, Gheith Al-Amine, Bshara Atallah, Ayman Baalbaki, Giorgio Bassil, Belly of Paris, Yara Bou Nassar, Paed Conca, Aref El Rayess, Adel Fakhoury, Samir Khaddaj, LP Company, Elie Mouhanna, Wyssem Nochi, Adrian Notz, Augustin Rebetez feat Goupie Goupek, Walid Sadek, Anka Schmid, Tanbak, Miha Vipotnik, Pascal Zoghbi


Curated: Nabil Canaan | STATION