Assemblage #1 International Weird Collage Show Gatherings: Saõ Paulo, Brazil
July 8th 2017
Hosted by André Bergamin
with Celeza Ramalho & Fabiano Rodrigues
Small Interview with André Bergamin.
Is there a collage scene in your city?
I’m not aware of any collage scene in Porto Alegre. In São Paulo there’s a gallery called Recorte that only exhibits collage artists. I’ve been told there’s a collage club in Curitiba (Clube da Colagem de Curitiba – CCC) but I just found out their page so I don’t know a lot about them. It seems to me that collage as a scene in Brazil is pretty fragmented.
The bulk of the conversation revolved around our technique and other artists that we like. I specially remember talking to Fabiano about James Gallegher which both of us are fans. There was also a bit of discussion on the phenomenon of “instagram” collages and all those look a like vintage/surreal/natgeo thing going on. With Celeza and Fabiano (and also with other artists I talked about this in other occasions) I found out that we shared the same disdain for this sort of thing in collage. We didn’t expand too much on the subject but I think it would be interesting to ponder whether this feeling has fueled in any degree our inclination to strive for weirder, violent, more complex creations.