"A compilation of leading Dada-influenced artists from around the world." ―TRIBE LA Magazine The 2022 edition of the world's premiere journal of contemporary dada writing and art continues a revolutionary approach to creation, inspired by the Dada movement.
These days you hear a lot about NET ZERO, in reference to steps being taken to combat climate change. NET ZERO refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. At this time, NET ZERO is an ambition lacking absolute definition as corporate energy titans pledge distant adherence without clear or immediate commitments to act. In fact, these so-called "innovative" scions of wealth seem to not even be able to remove the layer of hot air greenhouse gases spewing from the mouths of the pundits and politicos pushing the affirmation of their endlessly pernicious promises. Enter NYET ZERO.
With NYET ZERO, MAINTENANT 16 makes an artistic power grab using DADA--in the form of original art, poetry, and writing aimed at exposing the hypocrisy of the engine-idle rich on recycled paper. We can change the now with art and thought. Otherwise, the future has NOTENTIAL.
When the corporate powers that be control all of the energy resources, Art Becomes A Necessity!!! Or as Tristen Tzara put it in his Dada Manifesto, "Dada Dada Dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE!"
For the first time since debuting in 2008, MAINTENANT 16 includes work from all seven continents on the planet, with more than 250 creators from 35 countries. The MAINTENANT series gathers the work of internationally-renowned contemporary Dada artists and writers. MAINTENANT 16 offers compelling proof that concepts of Dada continue to serve as a catalyst to creators more than a century later.
Contributors to Maintenant 16 include: Derek Adams - Susan Shoshannah Adler - Jamika Ajalon - Ina Al-soqi - Youssef Alaoui - Linda J. Albertano - Austin Alexis - Joel Allegretti - Santiago Amaya - Avelino de Araujo - Wayne Atherton - Liz Axelrod - Mahnaz Badihian - Amy Barone - Vittore Baroni - Amy Bassin - Brent Bechtel - Peter Beda - Regina Lafay Bellamy - C. Mehrl Bennett - Carla Bertola - Volodymyr Bilyk - József Bíró - Lucy Jane Bledsoe - Mark Blickley - Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier - Clemente Botelho - Bob Branaman - Kathy Bruce - Michael Lane Bruner - Imanol Buisan - Fork Burke - Billy Cancel - Angela Caporaso - Peter Carlaftes - Mutes César - Peter Ciccariello - Hal Citron - Lynette Clennell - Andrei Codrescu - Terese Coe - Roger Conover - Anthony Cox - Lars Crosby - Malik Ameer Crumpler - Tchello d'Barros - Wer Da - Steve Dalachinsky - Allison A. Davis - Heather Dawish - Holly Day - Quỳnh Iris de Prelle - Laylah DeLautréamont - Lily Despic - Sam Dodson - Bruce Louis Dodson - Gabriel Don - Carol Dorf - Robert Duncan - Malcolm Easton - Salvatore Esposito - Jeff Farr - Becky Fawcett - Federico Federici - Rich Ferguson - Cheryl J. Fish - Kathleen Florence - Giovanni Fontana - Robert C. Ford - Kofi Fosu Forson - Patrick Forsythe - Abigail Frankfurt - Dorothy Friedman - Thomas Fucaloro - Ignacio Galilea - Sandra Gea - Kat Georges - Christian Georgescu - Robert Anthony Gibbons - Mark Glista - Gemma Goette - Gustavo Gómez-Mejía - S.A. Griffin - Fausto Grossi - Meghan Grupposo - Egon Guenther - Genco Gulan - Elancharan Gunasekaran - Ana-Maria Guta - Janet Hamill - Bibbe Hansen - Jesper Hasseltoft - Heide Hatry - Erica ESH Henry - Aimee Herman - Jan Herman - Karen Hildebrand - Mark Hoefer - Lawrence Holzworth - Richard Humann - Matthew Hupert - Frie J. Jacobs - Ayushi Jain - Annaliese Jakimides - Mathias Jansson - Jerry T. Johnson - Boni Joi - Milana Juventa - Marina Kazakova - Anthony D. Kelly - Rose Knapp - Doug Knott - Ron Kolm - Mark Kostabi - Eleni Kourti - Hope Kroll - Pawel Kuczyński - Zygimantas Kudirka - Bénédicte Kusendila - David Lawton - Serge Lecomte - Jane LeCroy - Sarah Legow - Patricia Leonard - Linda Lerner - Martin H. Levinson - Alexander Limarev - Richard Loranger - Ruggero Maggi - Sara Maino - Gerard Malanga - Jaan Malin - Sophie Malleret - Mary Rose Manspeaker - Philippe Marcade - Fred Marchant - Eliette Markhbein - Bronwyn Mauldin - Jesse McCloskey - Philip Meersman - Lois Kagan Mingus - Charles Mingus III - Julian Mithra - Richard Modiano - Mike M. Mollett - Thurston Moore - Luiz Morgadinho - Alexander Nderitu - Dustin Nelson - J. D. Nelson - Karen Neuberg - Gerald Nicosia - Lance Nizami - Harry E. Northup - Anna Gabrielle O'Meara - Ruth Oisteanu - Valery Oisteanu - Suzi Kaplan Olmsted - Marc Olmsted - John Olson - Jane Ormerod - Yuko Otomo - Bibiana Padilla Maltos - Csaba Pal - Lisa Panepinto - Pamela Papino-Wood - Gay Pasley - John S. Paul - Oladipo Kehinde Paul - Giorgia Pavlidou - Puma Perl - Raymond Pettibon - Charles Plymell - Renaat Ramon - Nicca Ray - Mado Reznik - Travis Richardson - Wes Rickert - Benjamin Robinson - Radoslav Rochallyi - L. Rose - Alison Ross - Martina Salisbury - William Seaton - Jack Seiei - Silvio Severino - Susan Shup - Bertholdus Sibum - Paul Siegell - Denise Silk-Martelli - Zoltan Simon - Lily Simonson - Neal Skooter Taylor (LA Dada) - Angela Sloan - Valerie Sofranko - Paul Sohar - Pere Sousa - Orchid Spangiafora - Dd. Spungin - Marilyn Stablein - Laurie Steelink - J. J. Steinfeld - Christine Sloan Stoddard - Thomas Stolmar - Rich Stone - W. K. Stratton - Belinda Subraman - Kelly Talbot - Zev Torres - John J. Trause - Ann Firestone Ungar - Yrik-Max Valentonis - Anoek van Praag - Lynnea Villanova - Barbara Vos - Matina Vossou - Silvia Wagensberg - George Wallace - Scott Wannberg - Mike Watt - Poul R. Weile - Syporca Whandal - Brenda Whiteway - Maw Shein Win - A. D. Winans - Tracy Witt - Francine Witte - Jeffrey Cyphers Wright - Yaryan - Gerald Yelle - Karen Romano Young - Andrena Zawinski - Larry Zdeb - Nina Z
About the Author
KAT GEORGES is a New York City-based poet, playwright, performer, publisher, and graphic designer. She has written and staged twelve plays, and is the author of two books: Our Lady of the Hunger and Three Somebodies: Plays about Notorious Dissidents. Her poetry and prose work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Have A NYC: New York Stories, Signs of Life: San Francisco Short Stories, and numerous regional and international journals and magazines. In New York since 2003, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, produced more than 300 events, and performed widely. She is co-founder, editor, and artistic director of Three Rooms Press (New York). She lives in Manhattan.
"Utilizing a myriad of styles and mediums, artists and writers draw us into a Dada world, the world we are living in, like nothing else I've seen does. . . . it will blow your mind." --Home Planet News
"Though people expect Dada to be silly, and sometimes it is here, it is also often political and usually poignant. . . It's quite a smorgasbord for those who are sick and tired of it." ―Seattle Book Review
"A compilation of leading Dada-influenced artists from around the world." ―TRIBE LA Magazine
"Excellent examples of collage and montage techniques . . . Interesting visual poems." ―Portland Book Review
"Contemporary art and writing ranging from collages and acrylics to new digital art motifs and using computers to create art . . . As always it brings an interesting perspective." ―Manhattan Book Review