Chronology

Chronology

1916

February

5: First night of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland.
26: Richard Huelsenbeck arrives in Zurich from Berlin.

April

23: Arthur Cravan loses to Jack Johnson in a boxing match at the Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona.

May

15: Publication of the first, last and only issue of Cabaret Voltaire magazine.

July

14: ‘First Dada Evening’, at the Zunfthaus zur Waag, Zurich.

October

11: First of Jacques Vaché’s ‘War Letters’ to André Breton.

1917

January

125: Publication of the first issue of Picabia’s 391 magazine, in Barcelona.

February

10: Publication of issue 2 of Picabia’s 391, in Barcelona.

March

1: Publication of issue 3 of Picabia’s 391, in Barcelona.

25: Publication of issue 4 of Picabia’s 391, in Barcelona.

29: Grand opening of Galerie Dada, 19 Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich.

July

Publication of the first issue of Dada magazine, in Zurich.

December

Publication of issue 2 of Dada magazine, in Zurich.

1918

January

25: Arthur Cravan and Mina Loy marry in Mexico City.

April

12: First meeting of Club Dada, Berlin.

1919

January

6: Jacques Vaché dies of an opium overdose in Nantes.

February

15: Publication of the only issue of Jedermann sein eigner Fussball in Berlin. The authors are arrested after serenading Government offices on Wilhelmstrasse at the end of a promotional parade.

March

First issue of Literature is published in Paris.

1920

January

17: Tristan Tzara arrives in Paris from Zurich.

April

11: The Anti-skyscraper (Antigratteciellistes)  party win the first elections of the ‘Commune libre de Montmartre’, beating, amongst others, a dadaist slate of Picabia, Dermée , Breton and Tzara.

July

1: Opening of the First International Dada Fair, Berlin.

1921

May

13: The mock trial of Maurice Barrès is staged, in the Salle des Sociétés Savantes, rue Danton, Paris.