Dada Centennial Exhibition


DADA Centennial: Day of the Dead

Reception Friday Nov. 4 from 4-7 PM - DADA Centennial: Day of the Dead at the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction Archives – Over 160 works by artists from all over the world celebrating 100 years of DADA.  1925 Rosina Street Suite C, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 – - continuing through January 2017.

Dada, the prolific early 20th Century art phenomenon and its cadre of artists, poets and performers have had far reaching influence on the art world for one hundred years. Dada is celebrated in this exhibition of contemporary art donated to the archives especially for this event by an international array of artists from the US, Japan, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Austria, Croatia, India, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Australia, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Canada and Mexico.

On view will be collages, assemblages, drawings, digital collage, paintings , correspondence art, photo-montage, objects, artist made books, magazines and assemblings celebrating Dada and Day of the Dead. Also on view will be an authentic Mexican offrenda for Day of the Dead remembering Dada artists.

Sponsored in part by the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists.

After the opening on Nov 4th, The archives and exhibition are open by appointment only. Call 505-303-3034 to make arrangements.

Although new to Santa Fe, the Ontological Museum home of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction is celebrating its 20th anniversary – 1996-2016.

The mission of the museum is to create a collection that is gathered together like a scientific museum that collects rocks or bugs or perhaps like an anthropological museum. It is an art project using the idea of the ‘museum’ as a new art genre. It is a cultural record of contemporary art that is unique, in that it is not based on preciousness or on the collections of wealthy collectors like most art museums are. It is an artist oriented research museum developed around living connections to artists all over the world primarily through the internet.  The works that come into the collection are normally donated by the artists as independent gifts or in response to a particular project or exhibition. The collection contains thousands of items with more added continuously.

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Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead

Call for Works! Deadline Oct 29, 2016

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction ( with the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists (  in Santa Fe, New Mexico invites you to contribute to our celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of DADA! Because The Archives are in Santa Fe, we will also be setting up our first annual Mexican Style Ofrenda (offering) to honor our artistic ancestors. This year we will be celebrating the collage/assemblage Dada artists including Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, Man Ray, John Heartfield, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Raoul Hausmann, etc.

The International Post-Dogmatist Group’s Office of the Postulator-General will also be holding a historic Canonization Ceremony for Master (Herr) Kurt Schwitters of Hanover at the opening!

WHAT TO SEND: We are asking you to make a collage in the spirit of Dada such as using chance operations or any other dada technique - send a Merz work - an object for the Ofrenda dedicted to one or more of the DADA artists – send an collage or assemblage homage in the style of one of the DADA artists -  Keep it smallish – 14x11 inches or smaller. Ready to hang is best.

TERMS: There are: NO FEES, NO JURY, NO RETURNS! Your contribution WILL be exhibited and will become a part of the permanent collection of the IMCAC Archives for possible use in future exhibitions and/or publications.

DOCUMENTATION: Your contribution will be exhibited beginning with the opening November 4, 2016 and continue through January 2017. The works will be on permanent exhibit online on our 2016 inventory blog under “Dada Centennial” with a possible catalog produced. 

DEADLINE: Please have works in by October 29, 2016! (late works will be added to the exhibition and catalog but please be on time if possible to make the opening) NO TIME TO FRET, JUST DO IT.

Send works to:
Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead
4810 West Alameda Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
Tel. 505-303-3034

Supported in part by subscribing members of  the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists. Please become a subscribing member.

Ontological Museum Publications on view


  1. Why two addresses - Rosina Street and Alemeda Street? I have things ready to mail but am a bit late. does it matter?

    1. The alameda Street address is more secure for mail volume of this magnitude., Yes, please send!

  2. The exhibit looks great, Cecil! Thanks so much for accepting my work, "Boy Toys" for the exhibit. If there are any other calls for work either theme-based or just assemblage, please let me know. Thanks again! Happy New Year!