THE WEEKENDER 49 | 2022
Collage News & Inspiration
Hello and welcome to the latest Weekender.
Most of you are probably getting ready for whatever kind of holidays, if any at all, you are celebrating, or busy winding down this year. So the fact that there was not a lot happening in the world of collage this week, at least not that we're aware of, may be a good thing. We did find a few very interesting articles and interviews though that we're happy to pass on to you. If you have anything exciting coming up in the new year that you want to share with the community - exhibitions, events, an interview in a fancy magazine - please get in touch with at least one link to a relevant website or venue.
And now, without further ado, the latest collage news and inspiration.
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“From its beginnings, collage built a new aesthetic scenario that dissolved the traditional forms of representation. To put it simply, what collage did, as a visual grammar (language), was to put representation in crisis.” Interview with Cuban collage artist Ricardo Miguel Hernández in the Realm of Otherness - via NoCountrymagazine
The Strange Surrealist Magic of Dora Maar - More than simply Picasso’s muse, the French artist won renown for her striking paintings and photographs - via Smithsonian Magazin
“As children going up in factories, they always lacked companionship,” Suzy explains. “Their parents always gave them iPads and then went to work. But they love painting, and the walls of the factory are full of their drawings.” Seeing their penchant for creativity, Suzy began bringing her art supplies to the factory and creating with them, with pens, paints and textiles. Now, their work is incorporated throughout the project, alongside digital elements, creating a playful and wonderfully hectic selection of collages. - Suzy Chan’s kitsch and sparkly project explores the children who grow up in China’s factories - via It’s Nice That
“I often compare the nature of clothing with the art-making method we call collage. Collage can often save a lot of time, bring in unexpected fragments from a completely different dimension, and distance itself from the image of the completed work that was originally visualized only in the artist’s mind. In the case of clothing and its function of “concealing the body”, the body is made up of multiple sections between the top of the head to the toes, and so can be likened to a single canvas on which an overall fashion look made up of many clothing elements are collaged together (with no care for context).” - Shohei Takasaki Juxtaposes Art and Fashion in New Tokyo Exhibition - via Hypebeast
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