London Dada, founded by multimedia artist and writer Michael St.Mark in late 2005, pioneered the online art gallery genre via 691 ( quickly shadowed by Saatchi Online in 2006 ) is representing that historically missing link in Dada by reviving the original ideals of its founder and father, Hugo Ball, by invoking vitally needed political, social and moral perception, invention, criticism and protest within heavily censorial and elitist British contemporary art and the spiritual shipwreck that is UK society today.
Dada, cutting-edge scourge of the establishment and undisputed catalyst for the sea change in art that occurred during the early 20th C., finally has its missing jigsaw piece London expression – a 21st century cyber and public art antidote for the hi-jacking, side-tracking and stifling of UK art into a tightly closed shop with multiple toughened glass ceilings run by a clique of old school tie cronies who use money as a means of rigging the art market into turning massive personal profits. Heading a network of kowtowing gallery owners, they render contemporary art virtually sterile; reducing the big galleries to little more than purveyors of the bawdy and the tawdry; selectively promoting through those evergreen guarantors of hype-to-order, the fawning career worths of the UK arts review media – a harem of hand-picked ‘shock or bore’ cash cow artists.
As against .. ” For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.” – Hugo Ball, founder of DADA, 1916.
‘True perception and criticism of our times’ – subjects considered almost taboo in UK art today, where rampant cronyism and self-serving politics within the most insidiously entrenched and brazenly divisive class system in the world blocks truth, innovation and free range of expression throughout the arts.
” The British (establishment ) are never comfortable with artists who think” – Adrian Hamilton, arts reviewer @ The Independent.
” The art business is nothing if not an insidious knickerless tart” – Mike von Joel, editor, State magazine.
London Dada’s vision outwith this arts and culture morass of conformist stagnation and stasis, is the instigation of an ‘art spring’ – a 21st C. enlightenment that re-invigorates art with critical social commentary and new direction that eschews the anachronistic mediocrity and the worn-out cogs of contemporary art.
We’re currently inviting a development patron to invest in the London Dada brand and 691 gallery – an investor who feels passionately about the need for a new zeitgeist art direction that reflects current times, that addresses moral and social issues and injustices;, a fresh creative pulse that critically engages and communicates rather than superficially entertains baffles or nauseates; in short art that re-connects with life, that offers fresh perceptions and thought-provoking narratives outwith the current unspoken yet stifling censorship of critical thought within UK art.Email us at; email@example.com
“London Dada – fresh art connecting to real issues with true perception and moral protest, free of the establishment straight jacket of sterile fearful conformity”
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