ZURICH                                                  BERLIN                                 PARIS                  BARCELONA                    NEW YORK



                                                                                             August 3 Germany declares war to France


1915                                                                                 Creation of Die Freie Straße   

                                                                                            by Franz Jung and Otto Gross

                                                                                            Issues 1, 2

1916        Feb 5, creation Cabaret                           Die F. S  issues 3,4,5


                  Feb 26, arrival Huelsenbeck

                  March 16, Poem Simultan

                  "L'amiral charche une maison à


                  June publication of Cabaret


                  June  23 End of Cabaret Voltaire

                  July 14  Janco & Tzara organize a

                  "Dada Soirée" at the rented room

                  Zur Waag Tzara prononces his

                  first Manifesto. Huelsenbeck gives

                  phonetic poem "Biribum biribum

                  saust der Ochs im Kreis herum"

                 and publishes Phantastische Gebete

                 Sept  Ball leaves Zurich


1917        Jan  Huelsenbeck leaves Zurich          Jan Huelsenbeck back to Berlin                                                   Jan Picabia publishes

                  "Tired of abstract art"                               Die F. S. issues 6 [7,8]                                                                        391 1 in Barcelona

                  Jan  Dada show at Galerie Coray

                    organized by Tzara. Arp, Janco,

                    and African art.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Feb17  Picabia publishes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        391 2 in Barcelona

                                                                                                                                    March  Russian Revolution


                  March Ball comes back to Zurich.                                                                                                                             March Picabia publishes

                    Ball & Tzara negotiate the leasing                                                                                                                           391 3 in Barcelone

                   of Galerie Coray as Galerie Dada


                                                                                                                                   April 6    US in the war

                  April   Tzara & Ball decide the                 

                  creation of a new journal  DADA

                  May Ball leaves Zurich                            May Huelsenbeck publishes the

                                                                                           essay « Der Neue Mensch» [The

                                                                                           new man] in the extreme left journal

                                                                                           Neue Jugend [The New Youth].

                                                                                           Richard Huelsenbeck; Franz Jung,

                                                                                           Heartfield, John (d.i. Helmut Herzfeld),

                                                                                           Grosz, Georg; Gustav Landauer,

                                                                                           Mynona (d.i. S. Friedländer). Produced

                                                                                           by the Malik-Verlag publishing house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         June Picabia publishes in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         New York 391 5 . Three

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         centers of the vanguard:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Paris, New York,


                July 17 Publication by Tzara of                                                                                                                                        July Picabia publishes

                DADA 1.                                                                                                                                                                                       391 6 in NY.

                Tzara officially the leader of Dada

               Zurich. " Mysterious creation! magic

               revolver! The DADA movement is


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        August Picabia publishes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in New York 391 7.
Dec 17  Publication by Tzara of

               DADA 2.

               "Mouvement DADA announced

               with Arp as Director and Tzara as

                "Director of Publication".


1918                                                                               Feb In Berlin at the Neue Sezession Saal

                                                                                         Huelsenbeck presents DADA Zurich

                                                                                         March Creation of the Club DADA. by

                                                                                         Huelsenbeck, Jung and Hausmann.

                                                                                         Baader, Mehring, Grosz and the Herzfeld

                                                                                         brothers join in.   


                                                                                                                                      March  Russia out of the war


              March  Tzara publishes

              25 poems


                                                                                        April Huelsenbeck publishes the DADA


              July 23 Evening Tzara

                                                                                                                                   November 11 End of hostilities

              Dec 18 Publication by Tzara

                of DADA 3


1919   Jan 16 Tzara's lecture on

              "Abstract Art".    

              Jan Meeting of Tzara and

              Picabia in Zurich

                                                                                         Feb  Grosz & Herzfelde publish the                                                                           

              Feb 19  Picabia publishes 391 8            far left review  

              in Zurich. Publicité                                        Jedermann sein eigner Fussball                                                             

             with contributions of Arp, Tzara                with  John Heartfield, George Grosz,  

              Duchamp. Published by the                       Walter Mehring, Mynona, Huelsenbeck,                                                                                                                              

               Dada Movement publisher".                     Erwin Piscator, Karl Nierendorf, and                                                                

                                                                                          J.H. Kuhlemann.                                                                                                                          




              April 9  Dada Soirée                                   April  Carl Einstein & G. Grosz publish

              with the presence of                                  Der Blutige Ernst  1.

              Richter and Huelsenbeck                       

              May  Publication by Tzara

               of Anthology Dada

              and in collaboration with

              Picabia of Dada 4/5.

                                                                                           June  Publication by Hausmann of

                                                                                         Der Dada 1


                                                                                                                       June 28   Treaty of Versailles/ End of WWI


                                                                                                                      August 11 Weimar Republic


              Sept Tzara is arrested                                 Sept Huelsenbeck and

                                                                                          Golyschev establish a

                                                                                          " Dada Central Comittee"

                                                                                          that is against Weimar and

                                                                                          defines itself as "Radical


                                                                                                                                                                      Nov Picabia publishes

                                                                                                                                                                       391 9

                                                                                                                                                                      Dec  Picabia publishes

                                                                                                                                                                       391 10



1920    Jan 16 Tzara leaves Zurich

                                                                                                                                                                       Jan 17 Tzara arrives in Paris

                                                                                                                                                                       Jan 23 Tzara reads for the

                                                                                                                                                                        Littérature evening. 

                                                                                                                                                                        Feb 5  Tzara and first official

                                                                                                                                                                        DADA activity in Paris

                                                                                                                                                                        "Matinée Dada"at the Salon

                                                                                                                                                                        des Indépendants

                                                                                                                                                                        Feb 7  Soirée Dada

                                                                                                                                                                        Feb 19 Dada at the university


                                                                                        Feb 20 Huelsenbeck, Baader and

                                                                                        Hausmann organize a Dada Tour

                                                                                        in the main cities in Germany and

                                                                                        central Europe (Prague). 

                                                                                                                                                                        Feb 23 Picabia publishes 391 11


                                                                                        March   Huelsenbeck publishes the            March 20 Tzara publishes

                                                                                         Dada Almanach                                                 Dada 6 in Paris.

                                                                                                                                                                         March 25 Picabia publishes 391 12

                                                                                                                                                                         March 27 Dada at the theater

                                                                                                                                                                         March 29 Tzara publishes

                                                                                                                                                                         Dada 7 ("Dadaphone")

                                                                                       March 30 Huelsenbeck publishes

                                                                                       En avant Dada!  , that marks the

                                                                                       split between two groups within



                                                                                                                                                                         April 16 Opening of the library-salon

                                                                                                                                                                         "Au Sans-Pareil", the Center of

                                                                                                                                                                         Dada Paris. 37 Av. Kleber.

                                                                                                                                                                         April 25 Picabia creates the new

                                                                                                                                                                          journal Cannibale 1

                                                                                                                                                                          May 25 Picabia publishes

                                                                                                                                                                          Cannibale 2 with contributions of

                                                                                                                                                                           A. Breton & P. Soupault


                                                                                                                                                                        May 26 "Festival Dada"at the Salle

                                                                                                                                                                         Gaveau, the largest Concert Hall

                                                                                                                                                                         in Paris.

                                                                                                                                                                         July Picabia publishes 391 13

                                                                                                                                                                          this issue contains echos of

                                                                                                                                                                          En Avant Dada!

                                                                                                                                                                         July  Tzara leaves Paris

July Tzara comes back to Zurich

August Tzara leaves Zurich

for a lecture tour of Southern

Europe: Zagreb, Istanbul, etc. 

                                                                                                                                                                         Oct  Tzare comes back to Paris

                                                                                                                                                                         Nov Picabia publishes

                                                                                                                                                                          391  14 in Paris with

                                                                                                                                                                          contributions of Arp, Tzara

                                                                                                                                                                          Duchamp. Published by  

                                                                                                                                                                          Ribemont-Desaignes editor.

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