Call to Artists: Day of the Dead–Dada Centennial

Deadline: Saturday, 29 October 2016

Day of the Dead–Dada Centennial

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction with the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA invites artists to contribute to their celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of DADA! Because The Archives are in Santa Fe, they are also setting up their first annual Mexican style Ofrenda (offering) to honour our artistic ancestors. This year, they are 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 Saint Kurt Schwitters of Hanover at the opening!

WHAT TO SEND: Make a collage in the spirit of Dada such as using chance operations. Send a Merz work; an object for the Ofrenda related to one of more of the DADA artists; send a collage or assemblage homage in the style of one of the DADA artists. Keep it smallish, 14×11 inches (36×28 cm) 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 4 November 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 29 October 2016! (late works will be added to the exhibition, but please be on time if possible)

Send works to:
Day of the Dead – Dada Centennial
4810 West Alameda Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 USA

+1 (505) 303-3034 or email

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Green over yellow.
by Kurt Schwitters
collage, tracing paper, paper on paper
Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Foundation, on loan to the Sprengel Museum Hannover
Photo: Kurt Schwitters Archive at the Sprengel Museum Hannover
Photographer: Aline Gwose / Michael Herling, Sprengel Museum Hannover
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013