Dada Africa, Non-Western Sources and Influences

Dada Africa, Non-Western Sources and Influences

From October 18th,2017, until February 19th, 2018, the Musée de l’Orangerie is home to a new exhibition devoted to Dada (or Dadaism), a subversive art movement of the European avant-garde which first emerged in Zurich, at the beginning of the 20th century.

Organized by the Rietberg Museum Zurich and the Berlinische Galerie Berlin, in conjunction with the iconic Parisian museums, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie, “Dada Africa, Non-Western Sources and Influences” presents a diverse selection of fascinating pieces depicting the Dadaists’ values, among them the rejection of the colonialist ideology and the great emphasis on drawing attention to the non-western cultures like Africa, America, and Asia.

Works by Hanna Höch, Jean Arp, Sophie Taueber-Arp, Marcel Janco, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Raoul Haussmann, Man Ray and Picabia, along with many other Dadaist artists are on exhibition. So, try not to miss it!


General curators  

Ralf Burmeister, Head of Artists’ Archives at the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin

Michaela Oberhofer, Curator of African and Oceanic Arts at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich

Esther Tisa Francini, Head of Written Archives and Research from the Rietberg Museum in Zurich



Cécile Debray, Chief Heritage Curator, Director of the Musée de l’Orangerie

Cécile Girardeau, curator at the Musée de l’Orangerie

Assisted by Sylphide de Daranyi, Documentary Research Officer, and Valérie Loth, Research Officer at the Musée de l’Orangerie


Exhibition organized in partnership with Paris Première, Libération, Les Inrockuptibles and France Culture


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