Art Manifestation    20.10 - 4.11    Arti et Amicitiae

  • Bambi van Balen

  • Simomo Bouj x No Limits! Art Castle

  • Candy Cloud

  • Content y Contenido

  • Constant Dullaart

  • Maaike Fransen

  • Pavel van Houten

  • Noa Jansma

  • Floris Kaayk

  • Maria Lepistö

  • Jun Ortega

  • Medialab SETUP

  • Richard Vijgen

Big DaDa is an interdisciplinary art festival with exhibitions, performances, soirées, talks, tours and workshops.

Big DaDa is the 2nd manifest about art and the power of imagination in the current data age. With the pressing questions; What does it mean to be human as we merge with advanced technologies? Is there a limit to being human, and what makes us human?
This edition showcases the new 'religion' with man as child and machine and Big DaDa as a prophet. The manifestation revolves around the power of both data and DaDa; the defensive weapon.

The exhibition shows the physical translation of matrix thinking and plays with control, coherence, illogic and coincidence. Big DaDa is an interactive 'trail' for visitors, thinkers and makers with disruptive and progressive installations at the intersection of visual art, theater, design and science. The Big DaDaists respond as influencers to today's society in which digital culture, new technology and the autonomous imagination merge into a new revolution and 'faith'.

October 20 - November 4, 2023
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam

Tuesday-Sunday 12.00 - 18.00
Opening: 20 oct 20.00
Club DaDa: 27 oct 20.30
DaDa Night: 4 nov 19.00
“Alles is dada. Slechts de dadaïsten zijn niet dada. Wanneer immers de dadaïsten dadaïsten waren, dan zouden de dadaïsten geen dadaïsten zijn"

‘Dada’, Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, 1923

Hugo Ball, founder of the DaDa movement, wrote already in 1916: 'men have been confused with machines'. Anarchist Dadaism flourished as an international art movement a century ago and emerged as a cynical response to the WWI. Anti-art, coincidence, freedom and absurdity played a major role in their work.

< 1st DaDa performance Hugo Ball in café Voltaire, Zürich, 1916


Booklet (Dutch)





Organisation and partners

Big DaDa is curated and organized by
Arjen Lancel and Kim Nathalia

In collaboration with Arti et Amicitiae and MILK
Co-production: Claartje Kortbeek

Graphic design: Maaike Visser
Media partner: Mediacollege Amsterdam

Supporting funds 2023:
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst,
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Mondriaan Fonds,
 Fonds 21 and Pictoright Fonds.

Tour reservations, press and communication contact:
Video documentation Big DaDa at Museum Night 2023 by Maxime de Waal and Wessel Haaxman
Video documentation Big DaDa at Museum Night 2022 by Maxime de Waal and Wessel Haaxman
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