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The Link Art Center is proud to present, an online initiative that will develop for over a year, and that wants to celebrate the dada legacy in the centenary of dada's birth, that took place in Zurich on February 5, 1916. <> is a place for ongoing experimentation and the creative reuse of digital copies of original dada artworks, open to all those artists who want to celebrate with us this seminal moment in the history of Western culture and art. The website offers, in public domain, high quality digital copies and some 3D models of a selection of dada artworks kindly provided byCollezione Campiani that, understanding the free and snarky spirit of the project, allowed us full access for creative use to all its materials. Whoever may be interested in participating in the project can download from the website images and models, use them within her creative practice, and submitthe results to the Link Art Center. Submissions will be reviewed and published in the Gallery.

“Plagiarism is necessary, progress demands it.”
— Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont 1870

Along the industrial age, dada was the art movement that championed the creative, irreverent use of pre-existing materials. In the following decades, however, dada was inevitably historified and musealized, and this process jeopardized in part its original critical approach. Guy Debord once wrote, “Marcel Duchamp's drawing of a mustache on the Mona Lisa is no more interesting than the original version of the painting. We must now push this process to the point of negating the negation.”

“We are Duchamp’s ideal children.”
— Vuk Cosic 1997

A century later, in the digital age, wants to receive and revitalize the dada legacy, take – joyfully and caustically – an official stance for sharing, openness and creative reuse, foster appropriation and remix practices, and explore the ways in which these practices are evolving in touch with modern modes of production and distribution. positions itself informally in the framework of the Dada Jubilee, which will have Zurich as its epicenter and will fill up the year 2016 with initiatives and events. More info: is a project by the Link Art Center. The Link Art Center <> is a curatorial platform promoting artistic research with new technologies and critical reflections on the core issues of the information age, by organizing exhibitions and online projects, publishing books and networking with individuals and institutions worldwide.

The Link Art Center is part of Masters & Servers. Networked Cultures in the Post-Digital Age <>, a European adventure focused on a new generation of digital interventionism, awarded with a Creative Europe 2014 – 2020 grant. Up to August 2016, Masters & Servers will explore networked culture in the post-digital age. would not have been possible without the amazing support of Collezione Campiani; and WeMake | Makerspace Fablab, Milan <>, for the development of 3D scans.