The term was first used in a number of articles by Barbara Rose in the early 60s, and has been applied to various trends, styles, or works that are thought of as reviving the methods or spirit of Dada movement.
This included the pre-Pop Combines and assemblages of Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Jasper Johns, Happenings, Fluxus, Pop art, Junk art, and Nouveau Réalisme, as well as other Conceptual art and experimental art forms.
The unifying element of Neo-Dada art is its reexamination of Dada movement’s irony and its use of found objects and/or banal activities as instruments of social and aesthetic critique. See: Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Survival Research Laboratories, Negativland
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