On February 5, 2016 the Link Art Center launched Dadaclub.online, an online archive and creative platform meant to celebrate the dada legacy in the centenary of dada’s birth, that took place in Zurich on February 5, 1916. For a year, Dadaclub.online has been a place for uninterrupted experimentation, promoting the creative reuse of digital copies of original dada artworks. On the platform, 148 artworks have been published so far, and visits amount to 248,672 so far.
Today, on February 5, 2017, Dadaclub.online will stop publishing new remixes. The website will keep offering, in public domain, high quality digital copies of a selection of dada artworks, that will still be available for use and abuse; but we will stop publishing works in the online gallery.
But this is not an end, our friends: (more…)
The Link Art Center is happy to announce that AFK. Texts on Artists 2011 – 2016 by Domenico Quaranta is now available on our shelves. The book can be bought as a black and white paperback with a 20% discount or downloaded as a free pdf.
AFK – an acronym for “away of keyboard” widely used online – is an anthology of texts written for catalogues and exhibition brochures along the last five years, featuring twelve texts about eleven artists and an artist duo: Rosa Menkman, Jon Rafman, Gazira Babeli, Martin Kohout, Maurizio Cattelan, Enrico Boccioletti, Constant Dullaart, Jill Magid, Aram Bartholl, Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Evan Roth and Addie Wagenknecht. (more…)
The Link Art Center is proud to present Material Speculation: ISIS, a project by Morehshin Allahyari. The show will be online at Link Cabinet from December 2, 2016 to February 5, 2017.
Morehshin Allahyari uses 3D printing technology as a tool for alternative artifact archiving, as well as a means of political resistance and documentation. In her series Material Speculation: ISIS she reconstructs selected artifacts of historical value that were destroyed by ISIS in 2015. After collecting and researching vast numbers of images and documents of the destroyed objects, she is able to recreate and print a 3D model of the artifact. (more…)
From October 22 to November 19, 2016 Link Cabinet presented Untitled, a new work by Giovanni Fredi.
The art work is a new iteration of To my deacesed, a project that already included some video and web-based works. The project is inspired by the Qingming Festival, a traditional event in China to remember and honour the ancestors. During this event people use to burn joss papers, paper replicas of different kind of objects as offerings to be enjoyed by the deceased during their afterlife. More recently joss paper include paper currency, credit cards replicas, cars, luxury objects, smartphones and digital devices in general. (more…)