Dada artists felt the war called into question every aspect of a society capable of starting and then prolonging it – including its art. Their aim was to destroy traditional values in art and to create a new art to replace the old.
What is the focus of Dada?
Dada was the direct antecedent to the Conceptual Art movement, where the focus of the artists was not on crafting aesthetically pleasing objects but on making works that often upended bourgeois sensibilities and that generated difficult questions about society, the role of the artist, and the purpose of art.
What is Dada and what is it a response to?
An artistic and literary movement formed in response to the disasters of World War I (1914–18) and to an emerging modern media and machine culture. Dada artists sought to expose accepted and often repressive conventions of order and logic, favoring strategies of chance, spontaneity, and irreverence.
What did Dada artists reject?
Dadaists philosophy completely challenged traditional views of war, class, religion, technology and morals. The philosophy condemned capitalism and nationalism, believing societys idea of progress was wrong. The Dada movement rejected authoritarianism.