Presented in conjunction with Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s current exhibition is X-Peri and the Dada Effect: Readings of Contemporary Experimental Writing, an event to be held in the gallery on Thursday, May 18, at 7 pm in Cohen Hall.
Joining Nathan Spoon, X-Peri‘s associate editor, will be X-Peri contributors Samantha Prychodko, Jamie Thurman, and Alex Lundy for readings of the experimental writing of fellow X-Peri contributor Andrei Codrescu, a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and author of The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess (2009) and The Poetry Lesson (2010). They will read their own poems as well. This reading event will seek to demonstrate that the spirit of Dada is alive and as responsive as ever to uncertain times.
X-Peri is a vessel featuring deposits of xperimental x-poetry, x-hybrids, x-visual art, x-fiction, x-essays, x-quests, and posthuman x-memes.
Free and open to the public, the event coincides with the Fine Arts Gallery’s exhibition, The Dada Effect: An Anti-Aesthetic and Its Influence, on view through May 27 and open prior to the readings from 12 to 4 pm. Parking is free of charge in Lot 95, accessible from 21st Avenue South. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website at www.vanderbilt.edu/gallery or call 615-322-0605.
The Meeting, plate IV, from Revolving Doors
Conceptualized as collage, 1916-1917. Printed in Paris, 1926.
Pochoir on paper
22 x 15 inches
© Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2017
Courtesy the Hampshire College Art Gallery