MAVA may or may not be an
art movement started by
Nom de Plume
in Yorkshire, England,
MAVA poses deadly serious dialectical questions about the status of fine art as gluttonous capitalism eats itself amid the
Is this art or is this art? Is this the fundamental question?
MAVA creates non-art in order to promote thinking about thinking.
Thinking about art
and arting about thinking.
awake english breakfast
artified by NdeP, J ZZ, TS and SN.
Plinthed by NdeP and JZZ
Potato with child (S Newman)
Floor art by J ZZ
Nom de Plume at A Woman's Place
Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds
Until Dec 31 2018
100 years after DADA, NdeP rallied fellow Master of Arts
students in a bid to start a new art movement to address the
absurd validity of art in the current social and political climate.
Initially conceived as having a core of five - or V - members of
the Visual Arts course, the early arts were created by two focal
artists NdeP and JZZ, although several artists and thinkers were peripherally active.
S Newman/Nom de Plume
Mavaists would communicate with each other by creating notes and then sending them digitally via social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Above left is the note sent by Nom de Plume in attempt to rally MAVA supporters to follow the DADAist cause. The notes on the right were sent in reply by JZZ.
Nom de Plume Jan 2018
AGITATE and ANNOY
SATIRISE and SHOCK
It is time for MAVA to