Daze investigates the new Dada exhibit at the Johnson Museum
In one of his poems, Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote that, “Dada would have loved a day like this/ with its very realistic/ unrealities…”
The new exhibit at the Johnson Museum, “A Private Eye: Dada, Surrealism, and More from the Brandt Collection” embraces that sentiment. “A Private Eye” brings together pieces from the 20th century that force the viewer to consider the world from a kaleidoscopic and somewhat eccentric perspective. Two of the major artistic movements represented in this exhibit, Dada and Surrealism, invite the viewer to interpret art and the world through new sets of eyes.
No. 6. Saturday, 12:46 a.m. Alcohol poisoning. College Avenue.
Question: whatever happened to Collegetown? Once upon a time, back in the 60s and 70s, Collegetown was C-town, a place with a bona fide culture, with cool cafes and bookshops, the sort of place that people hitched to to hang out, “the Berkeley of the East,” a state of mind, a place that inspired novels.