[DADA VS FUTURISM] Dada // Khudozhestvennaia mysl’: ezhenedel’nik teatra, literatury i iskusstva [i.e. Dada // Artistic Thought: Weekly Magazine of Theatre, Literature and Art] #7 for 1922. O. Leites.
[DADA VS FUTURISM] Dada // Khudozhestvennaia mysl’: ezhenedel’nik teatra, literatury i iskusstva [i.e. Dada // Artistic Thought: Weekly Magazine of Theatre, Literature and Art] #7 for 1922
[DADA VS FUTURISM] Dada // Khudozhestvennaia mysl’: ezhenedel’nik teatra, literatury i iskusstva [i.e. Dada // Artistic Thought: Weekly Magazine of Theatre, Literature and Art] #7 for 1922

[DADA VS FUTURISM] Dada // Khudozhestvennaia mysl’: ezhenedel’nik teatra, literatury i iskusstva [i.e. Dada // Artistic Thought: Weekly Magazine of Theatre, Literature and Art] #7 for 1922

Kharkiv: Pomoshch', 1922. Item #1285

P. 10-12. 22x26 cm. In very good condition, some tears of the spine and edges, few stains, the outer corners of the front cover were lost.
Extremely rare. In Russian.
The issue presents a less-known article criticizing dadaism in a short period of its existence in the USSR. In the early 1920s, a short-lived group Nichevoki [Nothingists] existed and could be considered an aftersound of the European Dada movement.
This denouncing text was written by Oleksandr Leites (1901-1976), a Ukrainian literary critic who was close with Khlebnikov and Mayakovsky. Later he published memoirs ‘Khlebnikov - What He Was Like’ (Novyi mir, #1 for 1973) where he characterized sophisticated ideas of this futurist artist.
Leites claimed: “There are a lot of symptoms of falling and decaying culture. Dadaism is one of such examples. That’s not our zaum, not our budetlyanstvo repainted in the European way. Our budetlyane are principled, they argue and look for something while the main principle of Dadaism is the lack of principles… Dadaism is too insignificant. Scratch any Western European intellectual and you will find a Dadaist”.
Despite various modernist groups being formed in the Soviet Union until 1932, none of them proclaimed themselves Dadaists.

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Price: $2,750.00

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