Cabaret Voltaire – a Fun and Fury Dada house in Zurich center 苏黎世的达达主义小酒吧

In downtown Zurich, there is a special bar called Cabaret Voltaire. It is the actual place where Dadaism was born. 100 years ago this small house in downtown Zürich became the birthplace of the Dada art movement. With Switzerland being neutral during World War I, Zurich became the heaven for artists, philosophers and writers, those who rejected the logic and aestheticism of modern capitalist society. Instead, they were expressing irrationality and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. Vladimir Lenin was among one of them and he used to live near the Cabaret back then.

In 2004 it reopened as a café, cultural and education center. Now the place is divided onto a cafe, a cabaret and a shop and exhibition center, but when we were there at night, only the bar is open.

达达主义兴起于一战时期的苏黎世,达达主义是20世纪西方文艺发展中的一个重要流派。大家都知道瑞士一直是中立国,这在当时让苏黎世这个瑞士最大的城市成为了追求非理性状态,愤世嫉俗的艺术家作家的天堂。他们拒绝一切约定俗成的艺术标准。

位于苏黎世中心的这家叫做Cabaret Voltaire的小酒吧就是当年流亡苏黎世的艺术家的集聚地。战后很多达达主义艺术家离开了苏黎世去世界各地发展。2004年以后,这家酒吧重新开放,变成了年轻人聚会的地方。这个达达主义酒吧分为两个部分,文化中心和酒吧。我们是晚上去的,当时只有酒吧开放。

It was a very cool bar with great wall-paintings. Like its history, the place has a true Bohemian vibe and is popular among youngsters. I absolutely loved these posters. Come in the evening, if you are lucky, there might be live music playing as well.

酒吧挺酷的,就像他的历史一样,散发着一种波西米亚的气氛。我特别喜欢墙上对于基督教的调侃。事实上,在欧洲,信仰基督教的年轻人也是所剩无几。酒吧另一侧有个舞台,如果幸运的话,可能还会听到乐队的演出。

ddress: ​ Cabaret Voltaire

The bar is open everyday except Monday.

地址如上。酒吧除了周一,其他时间都开放。

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