Friday, June 17, 2016

Hannah Höch, Always


At present in Helsinki; last week, Bern and Zurich. Saw this Hoch-derived piece of signage in Zurich, where the whole city--indeed the whole country of Switzerland---is celebrating the Dada centenary.   Cabaret Voltaire now a state-of-the-art digitally enhanced "arts destination," complete with expensive pop-up shop, little improv theater (off-limits the day I was there), Swiss white guy sporting dreadlocks AND man-bun (all on the same head), countless brochures announcing dubious pieces of upcoming performance art, etc., etc.  Meanwhile, Hannah Hoch's little scissors retain their wry, burnished gleam.