This beautifully crafted hardcover edition (with special cut out cover!) was designed and edited for over a year by yours truly and KochxBos Publishers and contains 196 pages of my art.
Available at: www.dadarabook.com
I’ve always lived and created in the Now. Each time a project or a series of paintings neared completion, my mind would be already drifting off to the next Dream on the horizon. Sometimes a project I was fully immersed in for a long time seemed already a distant memory shortly after its completion.
But the process of the creation of this book was different: I have been digging deep into my past and found many hidden gems along the way in the process of creating this book. Revisiting my past for this book has been quite a trip, not just a trip down memory lane, but a truly mind-expanding and mind-blowing trip into my inner self. And I am truly happy that Hans and Esther of KochxBos publishers embarked with me on this trip.
And, last but not least, this review in Juxtapoz magazine is pretty cool:
Upon putting Dutch artist Dadara's now infamous "What The Fuck" venn diagram painting on the Juxtapoz Instagram, it took about three minutes to realize that it was going to be on our greatest hits list. For the last few years, the pulse of our contemporary lives has thrumbed with the tone
of "WTF"; politics, communication, celebrity and art are evolving so rapidly that Dadara's image summed up the current mood. And yet, for almost three decades, Dadara (born Daniel Rozenberg) has been working in performance art, painting, sculpture and even graphic design, culminating in various projects at Burning Man and interactive works throughout Europe and the United States. Open Your Mind So We Can Use Your Data chronicles the breadth of his output over 196 pages, where projects travel, morph and are destroyed as part of a greater story of his practices. From Checkpoint Dreamyourtopia to Exchanghibition Bank, Dadara asks of the audience to follow his creative vision, to participate in not only art, but these mirrored examinations of our collective reality. The fact that his father, Grzegorz Rozenberg, is a famed computer scientist seems to have set the stage for Dadara's career in art - intricate, methodical and fullof chance. Open Your Mind So We Can Use Your Data is a long overdue monograph, and a chance for all of us to try and catch up to the mind of Dadara. - Evan Pricco, editor in chief.