THE WEEKENDER 11 | 2023
Collage News & Inspiration
“A picture is not thought out and settled beforehand. While it is being done it changes as one's thoughts change. And when it is finished, it still goes on changing, according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it. A picture lives a life like a living creature, undergoing the changes imposed on us by our life from day to day. This is natural enough, as the picture lives only through the man who is looking at it.”
― Pablo Picasso
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ARTICLE: Wangechi Mutu’s ‘Intertwined' at the New Museum, NYC, until 6 June 2023, is a major survey spanning the full breadth of the Kenyan-born American artist’s work - Wangechi Mutu’s fantastical creatures take over the New Museum - via Wallpaper
ARTICLE: World-renowned artist Nina Chanel Abney brings together representation and abstraction in her colorful public works, paintings, and collages – and now she’s taken it all to the digital space with “Super Cool World.” The collection of 5,080 NFTs (non-fungible tokens) comprises hundreds of traits Abney has created that reflect her collage-like approach to visual media - Nina Chanel Abney’s Super Cool World NFTs at GODA - via Design Milk
ARTICLE: “Remix artist” Ian Woods takes the faces of the celebrities we’re so familiar with and chops and changes them by hand, making them somewhat unfamiliar, encouraging us to look closer and potentially prompting us to change the way we see them. He tells writer Alia Wilhelm how he gets his work seen, how accepting mistakes is vital to his process, and why commercial work can actually be easier than his personal passion projects - Ian Woods — Hand-carved pop culture collages - via WePresent
ARTICLE: For digital artists experimenting with non-fungible tokens, the past few years have seen oceanic ebbs and flows. A monumental digital collage by Beeple fetched $69.3 million at auction, stoking nonstop internet hype and a market bonanza that made NFT artwork and discourse unavoidable. Digital artists once relegated to the industry’s periphery were suddenly thrust into the spotlight, even if it required heavy evangelizing to convince Luddites that NFTs were a legitimate medium. The market has since cooled considerably, but digital artists are still carving out a niche and being granted access to the highest echelons of an industry fiercely resistant to change - NFTs Are Having a “Four Seasons Total Landscaping” Moment - A miscommunication resulted in digital artist Claire Silver being dragged online for believing her work could be shown at the Louvre, illustrating how the NFT market’s consistent “hardcore believing” has its shortcomings - via Surface
Since childhood, Paolozzi had compulsively filled scrapbooks. In the text of a monograph on Paolozzi to be published in 1973, Frank Whitford identifies influences on Paolozzi subsequent to childhood which joined with this compulsion to stimulate the creation of the ‘Bunk’ collages - It’s a Psychological Fact Pleasure Helps your Disposition - via Tate Modern
PCC: A selection of challenge submissions from last week is up on our website and can be seen here, the image prompt for next week is available to download here
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