BARTON, Nancy

Description

Mummy and Dada
1999
C-Print
Two Panels: 24 1/2 x 17"(a,c) each and central panel 27 1/4 x 17" (b)
In this triptych Nancy Barton makes a pun between the phrase “mom and dad” and mummy and dada. Like a child that rebels against her parents, Barton rebels against Dada, the pivotal avant-garde art movement from the early 20th c. that emphasized the absurd. By writing derogatory things in the books of famous French authors, George Ribemont-Dessaignes and Francis Picabia, both associated with Dada, Barton registers her disdain for the movement.

Creator

BARTON, Nancy
United States, b. 1957

Source

Gift of Laurence A. Rickels

Identifier

2011.004.010a-c

Citation

BARTON, Nancy and United States, b. 1957, “BARTON, Nancy,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 1, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4062.