Dutch artist Daniel Rozenberg is known for his flyers, album covers, statues and performance artworks. From a background in designing print for the international underground House music scene in the 1990s, under the assumed name of Dadara, he has developed a focus on painting and large-scale interactive projects that provide a critical commentary on contemporary society.
Towards the end of 2010, against the backdrop of the fallout from the global financial crisis, Dadara moved from inhabiting the role of an Artist, to that of a Bank Director, involving the public in various forms of alternative exchange through his works. TIME = MONEY = ART documents this irreverent 'career-shift' that ushered in a self-confessed and playful obsession with value creation, money, and its relationship to art.
Dadara is the 2013/14 Visual Artist in Residence for BE FESTIVAL, a fortnight-long feast of culture, bringing the best of European theatre to Birmingham. The festival's visual arts programme runs on a two year cycle, developing and exhibiting work in response to a chosen theme, and in dialogue with the wider performance programme. The festival's current theme is 'Money, Value, Transaction and Alternative Currencies'.
TIME = MONEY = ART is a BE FESTIVAL exhibition co-produced with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and mac birmingham. It has been made possible through the support of Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council and Festivals Birmingham.
Join Dadara at mac on Saturday 5 July at 3pm, where the artist will mark the opening of his exhibition with an impassioned soapbox speech.