Synopses & Reviews
Today's war is for the survival of the planet. In Maintenant 14: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, the weapon of choice is Dada. Today, everyone in the world is affected by the growing impact of climate change, pollution, plastics, and lack of sustainability. The 2020 edition of the premiere journal of contemporary dada writing and art confronts the situation with a bold and rebellious collection of work that shows the absurdity of continuing the practices that have taken earth to the precipice of extinction. Using the theme "UN-SUSTAIN-A-BULL-SH*T" Maintenant 14 creators turn poetry and art into weapons that expose, confront, and lambast policies that have taken the planet to tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse. The premier journal gathering the work of internationally-renowned contemporary Dada artists and writers, Maintenant 14 offers compelling proof that Dada continue to serve as a catalyst to creators more than a century later.
The annual MAINTENANT series, established in 2008, gathers work of contemporary Dada artists and writers from around the world. The new issue features cover art by neo-pop artist/provocateur Walter Robinson. Past issues include art by Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Nicole Eisenmann, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Charles Mingus III, and Kazunori Murakami; writing by Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, and more, with a strong contingent of artist-writers from the world of punk rock.