Mythical Landscape: Secrets of the Vale

at the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, USA
17 March-7 May 2023

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World Collage Day is an annual, international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, we invited artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. World Collage Day is about artists connecting across borders against a global context of entrenchment and separation. And the day is about an art medium that excels at bringing different things together to create new forms and new ways of thinking. Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine, writes, “We created World Collage Day because we wanted to honour this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like.”
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Kolaj Fest will return to New Orleans on June 7-11, 2023 for a coming together of collage artists and art professionals; a multi-day festival and symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society; where the focus is how we celebrate and elevate the status of collage. Presenters will lead panel discussions and explore key curatorial issues. Artists will exhibit artwork, and create special activities and demonstrations. We will meet, network, share community, camaraderie, and fellowship. We will leave armed with new ideas for our artmaking, writing, and curatorial projects, but more importantly, we will leave Kolaj Fest New Orleans prepared to champion this artform in the year to come.
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Collage as Street Art Residency: New Orleans

Deadline to Apply: 16 April 2023

A week-long, in-person residency that coincides with Kolaj Fest New Orleans (7-11 June 2023), during which artists will explore the city, learn about the history and materials of street art, and make artwork for public display that Kolaj Fest attendees and New Orleanians will be able to view.

World Collage Day Events

Deadline to Apply: 23 April 2023

World Collage Day is 13 May 2023. Tell us about the events and projects you are planning.

Collage in Motion at Kolaj Fest New Orleans

Deadline to Apply: 30 April 2023

Kolaj Institute seeks short films, animations, & GIFs for a theater screening and projection event at Kolaj Fest New Orleans.

Collage Art & Book Market

Deadline to Apply: 6 May 2023

Part of Kolaj Fest New Orleans, the Collage Art & Book Market is an opportunity for the general public to meet artists and publishers and to take in the rich and diverse cultural production of the international collage community. The public will be invited to peruse vendor displays or attend a talk or demonstration.

Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans

Deadline to Apply: 14 May 2023

In conjunction with the Up Stairs Lounge Fire 50th Anniversary Commemoration organized by the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, Kasini House’s Art Meets History project and Kolaj Institute are organizing a Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans, 21-25 June 2023.

Folklore & Collage Virtual Residency

Deadline to Apply: 14 May 2023

A virtual residency centered on collage artists who want to incorporate history and folklore into their artist practice. Residents will make artwork for an exhibition at MERZ Gallery in Scotland and a book published by Kolaj Institute.

Collage Artist Residency: Scotland

Deadline to Apply: 18 June 2023

A week-long artist residency in Sanquhar, Scotland designed for artists working in collage who seek to engage with place in their practice in community with other artists.

Kolaj 37

Current Issue of the Print Magazine

Cats. Cats in space. Cats lounging around buildings. San Fran Cat Nap by Matt McCarthy is on the cover of Kolaj 37. McCarthy’s collage work “transports viewers to a world that’s similar to our own, but also features massive felines stalking our landscapes” and has a lot of fun doing so. In Kolaj 37,
we consider the role of artists in the world of Artificial Intelligence. We learn about the abstract collages of Inuit artist Janet Kigusiuq. A collage exhibition in Kolkata, India imagines the gap between art and science. We profile COOLLAGE: A Closer Look by the Dutch duo Tintenkillers, Mythical Creatures in Collage by New York artist Lynn Gall, and the collaborative playing card set, The Deck of Everything and Nothing, spearheaded by Celia Crame. Atlanta-based collagist Shanequa Gay uses collage to make sense of her past. Through artist portfolios, we journey to The Netherlands, the United States and Uruguay. We hope each issue of Kolaj Magazine takes you someplace you’ve never been.

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PoetryXCollage is a printed journal of artwork and writing which operates at the intersection of poetry and collage. We are interested in found poetry, blackout poetry, collage poems, haikus, centos, response collages, response poems, word scrambles, concrete poetry, scatter collage poems, and other poems and artwork that inhabit this world.

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Exhibition, Book, & Folio of Prints

A Project of Kolaj Institute & the Henry Sheldon Museum

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Stewart-Swift Research Center, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History invited an international network of collage artists to engage with historic material in the archive and to create a folio of collage prints that reflect on the idea of community in a 21st century world. The prints are on exhibition at the Museum through August 2023 and the subject of a book published by Kolaj Institute

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The mission of Kolaj Institute is to support artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, & disseminate ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. We operate a number of initiatives meant to bring together community, investigate critical issues, and raise collage’s standing in the art world.

Kolaj Institute works in partnership with Kolaj Magazine to communicate, market, promote, publish, and distribute the work of the Institute. Kolaj Institute is the recipient of Kolaj Magazine‘s archives and collections.

Kolaj Institute is decentralized and works in partnership with a number of art venues and other organizations around the world to manifest its programs.

Publications from Kolaj Institute

Consider this: The book, not the gallery, may be the best place to experience collage. This sentiment has broad implications for how collage artists work and how their work is received by an art world whose orientation is decidedly fixed on the gallery wall. Can the book provide the functions that the exhibition has historically provided to artists? Unlike an exhibition where original work is on display, a book depends on reproduction for its distribution. Will the public accept a book as an experience of artwork or even as an object of art in and of itself? And if we accept the book as being on par with the exhibition, how does that affect how we think of the history of art publishing that has come before?

Kolaj Institute works with Kasini House to publish books that document and diffuse ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. Books are often the outcome of residencies, fellowships, and other projects.

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World Collage Day 2023 Special Edition

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Call to Artists: Collage Poet in Residence

CALL TO ARTISTS Collage Poet in Residence at MERZ in Sanquhar, ScotlandSaturday, 6 May-Saturday, 20 May 2023 Deadline: Saturday, 8 April 2023 MERZ is partnering with Kolaj Institute to offer… [...]

Call to Artists: Dance in Collages 2023

CALL TO ARTISTS Dance in Collages 2023 Deadline: Saturday, 15 April 2023 This exhibition of collages will be held during the 20th International Festival Jazz Dance Open in Pardubice, Czech… [...]

#1 Family Attraction

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