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Supplementing MoMA's blockbuster Dada exhibition, which presents a mind-blowing array of artworks, documentation, and ephemera from what is perhaps the 20th century's most controversial avant-garde movement, Dada on Film addresses how artists in the 1920s became film-technology innovators long before the Sony Portapak brought Nam June Paik — and the new medium of video art — to the world's attention. René Clair's Entr'acte embodies the Dada filmmakers' collaborative spirit, featuring cameos by Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie, and Man Ray. Hans Richter's Rhythmus series helped to pioneer abstract film, depicting animated compositions out of geometric shapes, and Fernand Léger's Ballet mécanique is a chaotic cut-up of fleeting everyday imagery. (AM)

Official Website: http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_media/2006/dada_on_film.html

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