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 the entire body of work published on Dadaclub.online, as well as a limited selection of the original pieces, with the aim of demonstrating the vital energy these artworks still possess, one century on.
The first art movement to use collage to collapse together images and ideas, Dada also pioneered concepts, ideas, approaches and modi operandi that were later transfused into contemporary digital tools, becoming commonplace in the digital environment. To celebrate DADA 100, from 5 February 2016 to 5 February 2017 the online platform and collaborative project Dadaclub.online shared high quality digital copies of original Dada artworks and magazine covers, inviting artists from all over the world to use them in their work. This book documents the project, presenting more than 120 remixes produced and shared by participants.