DaDa Da Academy Εικαστική ΚολεκτίβαΠολιτιστικός Ακτιβισμός , Εργασιακές Κολεκτίβες, Εικαστικές Κολεκτίβες
"Η DaDa Da Academy Εικαστική Κολεκτίβα αποτελεί δίκτυο Κοινωνικής Αλληλέγγυας και Συνεργατικής Οικονομίας στην Αθήνα. DaDa Da Academy is a multi-lingual travelling Academy with a strong amount of artistic freedom, consisting mainly by artists of the Viennese avant-garde scene. The Academy’s foremost characteristics are improvisation, interactivity, and a flair for the unexpected.
The founding members (Panos Papadopoulos and Elisabeth Penker) give the baseline and keep the pace, leaving enough space for experimentation and inventiveness from other artists incorporated in the group each time.
The works which result reflect their autonomy and their ironic attitude towards the established order of things, demonstrating vivid elements of sophisticated criticism, caustic sarcasm and intense irrationality. Their arbitrary language explores the different possibilities of the indefinite and elicits irreconcilably contradictory meanings.
(Eirini Papakonstantinou, 2011 - Curator Greek State Museum, Thessaloniki)
DaDa Da Academy operates as overt constellation of artists working in various media on the intersections of visual art, installation, sound and poetry. DaDa Da Academy scrutinizes the distinction of (working) process and artistic oeuvre and – following – of producer and audience.
Putting the deconstruction of visual, linguistic and performative patterns to the center of interest, DaDa Da Academy fosters the creation of renewed grammatical structures in the above mentioned areas.
The closure of an artwork is not to be understood as artistic decision but rather as an exposure to interaction with the audience. This approach manifests in at times hazardous arrangements, suspenseful settings embedded in the aesthetic atmosphere of the clean gallery space and being initial point of a communicative, contextual and multimedial practice.
(Jakob Racek, 2010 - Curator Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden)"