Dada was essentially a protest movement, led by a group of European artists, against World War I, bourgeois society, the conservatism of traditional thought, and art itself. Its practitioners used absurdities and non-sequiturs to create artworks that defied any intellectual analysis and were anti-aesthetic. Dadaists also included random "found" objects in their works, which eventually led to what we now know as assemblage. Artists to be examined include Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Kurt Schwitters and Hannah Hoch, among others. Discover why Dada became such a paradox and how it led art in wholly new directions.