From 09/08/2017 to 10/07/2017
Exhibition curated by Fabio Paris with Link Art Center, Brescia, IT
"Plagiarism is necessary, it is implied by progress." — Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont 1870
Dadaclub.online is a collaborative project designed to celebrate 100 years of Dadaism, in the light of two crucial concepts of the art of the twenty-first century that Dadaism anticipated: sharing, and the reuse of existing materials.
For a year, from 5 February 2016 - the anniversary of the start of dada in Zurich - to 5 February 2017, Dadaclub.online published high quality digital copies (2D scans and 3D models) of a selection of Dadaist works and magazine covers, and invited artists, designers and students from all over the world to download them, use them in their work, and share the results in a dedicated gallery.
The scanning and publication of the original Dadaist works was made possible by the Campiani Collection, one of the most complete collections of Dadaist works in Italy.
Over the year, the project collected more than 120 remixes of dada art works: static images, small animations, videos, web pages, 3D models and documentation of objects. Alongside the numerous works submitted by the artists themselves there was a curated section of commissioned works published in a Monthly Feature.
The works are made available online according to the same conditions applied to the circulation and usage of the originals they are based on (Creative Commons license 4.0: attribution, noncommercial, share alike).
This exhibition presents a selection of works published on Dadaclub.online website, as well as the related original pieces, with the aim of demonstrating the vital energy these artworks still possess, one century on.
Original Dada works by : Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Paul Citroën, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy
Related works by : Andreas Agam, Domenico Barra, Aram Bartholl, Vasiliki Biska, Camilla Bassani, Marco Cadioli, Vuk Cosic, Ludovic Coutinho, Giovanni Fredi, Emilie Gervais, Fausto Gilberti, Thomas Israel, JODI, Inhye Lee, Jan Robert Leegte, Raquel Meyers, Esther Miquel, Rick Niebe, Zaven Paré, Leonardo Petrucci, Giulia Ravi Ravasi, Intimidad Romero, Evan Roth, Heinz Kralle Schielmann, UBERMORGEN, Eric Vernhes, Paolo Visentini.