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Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Cabaret Voltaire - Zurich, Switzerland
Cabaret Voltaire
1 Spiegelgasse, Zurich, Switzerland 8001Map
+41 43 268 5720
Neighborhood: Kreis 1: Altstadt
Overview

By visiting Cabaret Voltaire, one can learn about the anarchic art movement called Dadaism that originated in this house at the start of 20th Century. Initiated by prominent artists of the time such as Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings, the movement, whose artists mostly belonged to countries embroiled in war, propagated strong views against the on-going World War I. After years of neglect, Cabaret Voltaire stands reinvigorated by the pioneers of self-proclaimed neo-Dadaists, who continued the tradition of the building by organizing various art exhibitions, poetry readings, theater performances and more. Pick a book or a piece of art from the small store housed inside. The venue also comprises a cafe where one can indulge in a cup of coffee and discuss the works of famous artists like Mark Ernst, Wassily Kandinsky and Guillaume Apollinaire who all were associated with Cabaret Voltaire.

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Cabaret Voltaire General Information
  • Type: Cultural Events, Other
  • Nearest Train: Z├╝rich Stadelhofen
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