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Tom Sandqvist

Tom Sandqvist is Professor and Docent of Art History and Science of Art at the University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, Sweden, and the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.

Titles by This Author

The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire

Dada—perhaps the most famous and outrageous of modernism's artistic movements —is said to have begun at the Cabaret Voltaire, a literary evening staged at the restaurant Meierei in Zurich on February 5, 1916. The evening featured stamping, roaring, banging on the lids of pots and pans, and the recitation of incomprehensible "poemes simultanes." Thus a global revolution in art and culture was born in a Swiss restaurant. Or was it?