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Michael Corris

Posted On: Apr 8, 2018   |   Posted By: Camplin Art

I have always admired the craziness of the Dadaist. They were extremely reactionary to the political and social insanity of the first world war. When critics came out to declare in the 1960's a Neo-Dada movement, they seemed to forget the original roots of Dada. Sure the surface of Robert Rauschenberg's and Jasper Johns' resembled Dada, but not much else. Allan Kaprow's happenings arguably came closer to the spirit of the artists performing at Cabaret Voltaire. Personal I think the Fluxus artists best took the mantle of Dada. Their anti-art movement smashed most of the last bits of the romantic ideals of Modernism. So, who is continuing the tradition, while innovating in light of current political and social upheaval? I would offer up Michael Corris as a candidate for keeping the fire burning for Dada ideas.
Of course, saying the Michael Corris is a new Dadaist would oversimply his work. He has the history of Pop art, Minimalism, Conceptual art, and a host of other art biz word movements mixed up into his...

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