The centenary of the global artistic and literary movement Dada will be celebrated at a number of cultural institutions and art spaces in Tokyo this summer.

Regarded as an anti-establishment and antiwar movement emerging out of the horrors of World War I (1914-18), it spread across the world from the Swiss city of Zurich and had a decisive influence on the development of contemporary art through groundbreaking works such as Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” — a porcelain urinal turned on its side and signed “R. Mutt 1917.”

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