Tertulia Gathering in Barcelona: Dada Poetry & More

Today I organized a tertulia session for my colleagues at Els Quatre Gats.

Els Qautre Gats was inaugurated in 1897 by Pere Romeu and others, inspired by Le Chat Noir Cabaret in Paris (1881-1897). It was popular with intellectuals and artists like Antoni Gaudí¬, Pablo Picasso, Isaac Albéniz, Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Rubén Darí¬o, and other celebrities. This is where the young Picasso had his first exhibition in 1900, and were several masterpieces of Modernist art hung over the walls.

Being part of a multicultural class studying culture, it is only logical that we try to revive the tertulia tradition by gathering to share our creative works like poems, short stories, paintings, sketches, designs, photos, all that is art and culture. During the tertulia, we worked together on creating a dada poem, among other things.

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