Mr. Cooper is a Senior and McNair Scholar working with Dr. Kathleen Desmond at UCM. He will give a presentation on Dadaism and the creation of works of art that served as forms of protest against the atrocities of World War I. By rebelling against the artistic standards and traditions, Dadaists employed 'absurdist' principles to counteract the seemingly 'logical' nature war, and violence in general, had assumed in human cultures. This rejection of societal norms redefined what constitutes art, giving new space to creativity and political commentary in the art world.
Poster designed by Amy Price and used with her permission.