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The French-language magazine ça Ira! was founded by former staff members of Lumière. Georges Marlier was responsible for the art column and the poet Paul Neuhuys for articles on modern literature. At that time this monthly was the only Belgian magazine to feature the Dada movement. In 1921 it published a special issue entitled ‘Dada, sa Naissance, sa Vie, sa Mort’. The compiler, Clément Pansaers, had worked together with Dadaists in Paris, including Paul Eluard, Francis Picabia and Ezra Pound. The magazine in Antwerp also organised various exhibitions on abstract art in Antwerp as well as publishing poetry and lino-cuts. In 1922 Paul Joostens published his collection Salopes in ça Ira! under the heading ‘Bonjour dada’.