10 Art Lists

08/07/2012 11:21 AM |

3. Richard Huelsenbeck and Raoul Hausmann, “What is Dadaism and What Does It Want in Germany?” (1919)


Manifestos were a dime-a-dozen in the first part of the 20th century. What’s amazing about this list is how absolutely radical some corners of Dada were at the time. Huelsenbeck and Hausmann were no different, wanting to abolish the federal government, institute mandatory unemployment, and legalize all sexual relations. Oh, and enact a “large scale Dadaist propaganda campaign with 150 circuses.”