Opening Dadara Exhibition 'Every Journey of a Thousand Hearts starts with a single Beat' On Saturday January 25th the exhibition ‘Every Journey of a Thousand Hearts starts with a single Beat’
Opening Dadara Exhibition ‘Every Journey of a Thousand Hearts starts with a single Beat’
On Saturday January 25th the exhibition ‘Every Journey of a Thousand Hearts starts with a single Beat’ opens at KochxBos Gallery. In this new show Dadara shows the heart of his new works, as well as his own heart. “There’s so much to discover beyond the superficial” Dadara says.
Open your mind / Open your heart
As part of this project, Dadara witnessed a five hour long open-heart surgery. Like an astronaut who sees a different world once he has watched Earth from space, Dadara was profoundly changed when he saw a live heart beating. “I’m always conscious of my brain, but only now have I become profoundly conscious of the continuous beating of my heart.”
Hundreds of thousands of Dadara’s heart beats now lie encapsulated in a pen drawing almost three meters wide: Every journey of a thousand hearts starts with a single beat. A work that he created in Japan over the course of a two-month trip.
Dadara also created a painting of a heart with a ‘Supreme’ logo printed on it, Supreme being one of the most hyped brands of the moment. “The heart is the most personal thing we have, but even this is not safe from hypebeast mania.”
The exhibition also features a picture of a meditating heart, trying to keep its peace amid a haywire mandala of raised middle fingers. What’s more, Dadara made another painting of a heart using his own blood. It doesn’t get more personal than this.
Eventually Dadara himself entered an MRI scanner, in order to make a three-dimensional cast of his heart. This heart – solid gilded silver, with diamonds and sapphires accentuating the veins, arteries, and surface – is placed like a crown jewel at the center of the exhibition. Dadara: “My heart is the heart of the show.”
Around 18.00 o’clock Dadara will be interviewed by Jim Jansen, chief editor of New Scientist, art- and music lover
January 25 (Saturday) 17:00 - February 25 (Tuesday) 18:00
Eerste Anjeliersdwarsstraat 36, 1015 NR Amsterdam