Int´nl Weird Collage Show, Rotterdam, 2011
A collective exhibition featuring
Ashkan Honarvar, Cless, James Gallagher, Max-o-matic, Oliver Wiegner, Rubén B and Sylvia Stølan
August 26th to September 16th, 2011.
Claes de Vrieselaan 103, Rotterdam
In 1912, Picasso and George Braque decided to cut and paste pieces of paper from newspapers, magazines, fabrics and other materials to directly capture reality in his paintings, rather than copy it and distort it. At that time everything seemed a mere coincidence, an anecdote that nobody knew if it would survive the passage of the avant-garde, the passage of the art.
Early 1990s, artists such as Kara Walker, Greg Lamarche and Eduardo Recife, working with the Internet, with all the material that the digital age has made accessible to all. The main tools are still the same, scissors, glue and virtual paper, and now the material is infinite and always available. The Collage is already a very consolidated artistic technique within the discourse of contemporary art.
Nowadays, starting in Madrid, the Weird International Collage Show is travelling to Rotterdam, Barcelona and Berlin to exhibit what have been called “the raddest, most wonderful and transgressor exhibition of this season in Madrid”.
Though the whole project is curated by Rubén B, each show is co-curated with a great artist to give it a brand new fresh vision, and this Weird Rotterdam Show is co-curated alongside with Ashkan Honarvar, artist based in this city, and includes work from both of them, Cless, James Gallagher, Max-o-matic, Oliver Wiegner and Sylvia Stølan. This makes the show bigger than than the previous one and most of the work is previously unseen.
The aim in the selection of the artists is pure creative originality. Now is time for you to check it.
Welcome to the Weird International Collage Show at Rotterdam!