Dada Photomontage

Hannah Höch (November 1, 1889 – May 31, 1978) was a pioneer of photomontage, creating original works by using existing media. She and her then-partner were involved in Dada, a movement that challenged the conventions of the day. She was the only woman member of the Berlin Dadaists, but was excluded from the international exhibition. Höch protested by performing a skit in which a husband has a nervous breakdown when he is asked to wash the dishes. Her male cohorts got the message and relented.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011. Filed under: Collage

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