Admission Free, but by invitation only. Invitations at the front counter of City Lights beginning 10/18. Limited seating, first come first serve basis. An exhibit of local collage art inspired by Dada. Followed by a presentation of the life, work, and influence of John Heartfield by his grandson John Heartfield. Followed by an interview with Winston Smith and David King.
John Heartfield was an artistic innovator who developed the modern art form of political montage. His influence on the realm of the 20th century Avante-garde has been extensive. He spearheaded vehement attacks on the Nazi party earning him status as a public enemy in the eyes of Hitler. Though Heartfield's work reached millions and he played a central role in Berlin Dada, his place in 20th century art has gone underappreciated. We will explore his life and work with a special emphasis on his techniques and the politics he embraced - fighting the advent of totalitarianism in the 20th century.
This event is part of the Dada World Fair. For more information, please visit http://www.dadaworldfair.net