Re: Dada art and other post-war art movements
Thanks for this, enjoyed the essay. Fleming's book is a good resource, as long as you read the introduction to understand his basis for the choices he makes. The art between the wars, particularly surrealism (DADA with psychology and meaning) and futurism, was a continuing reaction to the meaningless slaughter of WWI and the social and economic conditions that fueled it.
It could be argued that Holocaust art is different in that WWII was not the result of an accelerated arms race (lead by the english) and aristocratic game play (and profiteering) but of the personal drive of one group to impose a 'perfect' society and to so by obliterating 'sub-humans' such as jews, gypsies and the mentally disabled or diseased.