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The Age of Collage
A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Collage
Opening: Thursday, November 14, 18:00–21:00. Gestalten GmBh Berlin
With The Age of Collage, Gestalten Space presents its first international group exhibition on contemporary collage since its opening show Cutters Edges in 2011. The featured work of 30 artists reveals the boundless possibilities and diversity of this timeless yet timely artistic technique.
Arising out of cubism, the medium of collage has been used and expanded by Dadaists, futurists, surrealists, and pop artists over the last 100 years—and its evolution continues with unabated enthusiasm. The sampling and copying and pasting so prevalent in our digital age have given collage an even greater impetus today.
In collage, raw visual material is collected and then combined in such a way as to abstract the individual elements enough that the artist’s own vision becomes prominent. Because its references range from other artistic works and techniques to scientific images, pop culture, and erotica, this material and the resulting compositions reflect humanity’s collective visual memory and context.
Gestalten’s release The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art presents an even wider survey of outstanding current artwork and artists and takes an insightful behind-the-scenes look at those working with this interdisciplinary and cross-media approach.
Here are some pictures. Many Thanks to all people that came for the opening. & to Iris for the selection.
Photo: Yves Sucksdorff | Image courtesy: Gestalten