Dada is the artistic and literary movement that emerged during World War I. Dada was a revolt against the culture and social convention of which people started to question the validity after witnessing the brutality of World War I. Dada artists or writers no longer believed that their work needs to be picturesque and flawless. Whereas the traditional artists and writers considered that aesthetic and perfection of their work is primary, as Hugo Ball wrote, “For us, art is not an end in itself,” for Dada artists and writers, the aesthetic of their work was not as important as the idea itself. Confronting the established traditions of art or literature, Dada became the first major anti-art/literature movement. Apart from not meeting the…show more content… It might contain the meaning behind. However, if the audience cannot find the meaning, then there is no meaning. “Modern art” is too subjective; it is more a therapy than an art. If the audience does not appreciate for the work’s beauty or does not see the meaning behind, it cannot be classified as art. Rather, it is a mere piece of individual’s subjective expressions done. The painting No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock is the painting of different liquid oil colors randomly drizzled all over the fiberboard. Just with the random all-over lines, this painting is way too abstract to find its beauty or meaning. If it can be called an artwork, then everything can be seen as art. And ultimately, there is no reason to praise artworks or go to famous art museums because everything around us is art.
Similarly, dada music cannot be classified as music. The definition of music is “vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” However, John Cage 's 4 '33 ' ' has neither vocal nor instrumental sounds, and therefore, it does not produce beauty of form or harmony. Although the audience can hear the sounds come from the surroundings or themselves, it is not the piece itself they listen to. Without listening to the piece, the sound of silence for 4 minutes and 33 seconds is what people can create whenever they want. Also, what people hear during the