516 ARTS presents a series of online collage exhibitions and programs, starting with Collage in Motion, an exhibition of collage animation curated by independent filmmaker and collage artist Lisa Barcy, and Cut Up Or Shut Up!, curated by Bryan Konefsky, president of Basement Films, opening on May 9 in conjunction for World Collage Day, an initiative organized by Kolaj Magazine.
Why collage now? Collage is an art medium that excels at bringing different parts together to create new forms and new ways of thinking. As our minds struggle to process the current dramatic changes in the world, what better time to question assumptions, deconstruct, reconfigure, and imagine alternative realities through collage art? Ric Kasini Kadour, publisher of Kolaj Magazine and organizer of World Collage Day, says, “During a time when much of the world is self-isolating, this international event is about artists connecting across borders, against a global context of entrenchment and separation.”
Stay tuned for new collage-related programs throughout the summer!