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Collage on Screen

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 7-9PM EDT. This Kolaj LIVE Online will feature works made during Kolaj Institute’s 2023 Collage on Screen Artist Residency, a five-week program designed to support artists who want to develop a practice that includes motion in their artmaking. The artists worked virtually over five weeks in Summer 2023 where they explored the history of collage on screen and the various ways that collage makes its way to the screen and how collage artists operate in the space of moving images and sound. The event is free but does require you to claim your tickets at the link below. In addition to this screening, Kolaj Institute is now accepting applications for the August 2024 Collage on Screen Artist Residency (see website for the full Call to Artists).

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Biomorphic and Anthropomorphic Abstractions 

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Themes of decolonizing spaces and vocabulary carry over into all of Bernadette Floresca's artistic work, but with a visual and metaphoric emphasis on exploring the definition behind the term abject and consequences this description has on subjects in American society. Her creations reference the human condition and the body dysmorphia our experiences and relationships in a post-colonial world create. Biomorphic and anthropomorphic abstractions often emerge visually commenting on our human relationship with pop culture, commercial products, the natural environment, and what it means to be an animal.

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COLLAGE ON VIEW


Alone, Together

Hannah Morris at PULP Holyoke in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA through 7 July 2024. “Alone, Together” is a two-person exhibition with paintings by Hudson, New York artist Kathy Osborn and paintings and sculpture by Barre, Vermont artist Hannah Morris. Both artists have developed distinct steps to create their paintings. “Alone, Together” explores the spaces we inhabit–both domestic and public, private and shared. Morris constructs under-paintings out of collaged elements found from magazines. Using paint as her editing tool, she works on top of the collages to flatten and distill the scene down to its focal point, creating a united scene.

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CALL TO ARTISTS


Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans 2024

Early Deadline to Apply: Sunday, 14 July 2024. The goal of the Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans, 27-30 August 2024, is to equip artists with tools and strategies for picking up the unfinished work of history and speak to contemporary civic discourse around social, economic, and environmental issues. Through interactive sessions in the Lab and panel discussions, artists will explore their process and practice; present a slideshow of their work; receive supportive, critical, curatorial feedback about their ideas; and discuss contemporary issues.

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COLLAGE ON VIEW


The Art of Collage

at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA through 19 July 2024. "The Art of Collage" magnifies the exceptional breadth and history of collage, as seen through the lens of contemporary artists. The exhibition is divided into two distinct parts. The first showcases 13 featured artists whose collections furnish the main walls of the gallery. The second part, erected on the back wall, presents a collage of collages. This spectacular assembly displays a meticulously curated selection of work from an additional 28 artists.

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Joan Poncella

Bria Sterling-Wilson at Waller Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, USA through 27 July 2024. In this exhibition, Bria Sterling-Wilson seeks to transcend time, longing to be present in the captured moments of family history. Through an amalgamation of archived family photographs, documents, installation, sculpture, and collage pieces, she honors her grandmother, Joan Poncella Sterling. The body of work presented explores themes of home, relationships, religion, disability, and sexuality as a black woman in Baltimore, Maryland during the late 1970s throughout the 1980s. The artist invites viewers to delve into Joan Poncella’s world, to feel the love and the depth of her spirit.

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Kolaj Institute Solo Residencies

Next Deadline: 31 July 2024 (for Fall 2024 dates). Residents stay in Kolaj Institute’s space in the New Orleans Healing Center, where they will have their own bedroom, and access to a shared kitchen and bathroom with shower. Residents work in Kolaj Institute’s Gallery that includes access to collage making supplies and a printer. The Gallery and Resident space is located on the second floor of a building in the Marigny neighborhood. The wrap-around balcony overlooks St. Roch Market. Residents work independently to complete their plan. At the end of the residency, we meet with the artist to review their progress with them and discuss next steps. Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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Kolaj Magazine exists to show how the world of collage is rich, layered, and thick with complexity. By remixing history and culture, collage artists forge new thinking. To understand collage is to reshape one's thinking of art history and redefine the canon of visual culture that informs the present. Your support of this magazine keeps us going and makes it possible for us to investigate and document collage and to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the medium and its role in art history and contemporary art.


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CALL TO ARTISTS


Collage Games Artist Residency

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, 18 August 2024. A week-long, in-person residency in which artists will explore how to adapt their collage practice to game design or incorporate games and play as a theme in their artwork. Play is a critical part of being human. Play is how we try new things, discover new skills, and incorporate new ways of being. Play can also reinforce social bonds and bring us into community with others. Games are an incredible tool for storytelling, worldbuilding, and social engagement. In this residency, we will explore the history of collage and games, gaming and play as a theme for artwork, and brainstorm and workshop our ideas together. We will have dedicated time for playtesting them with each other as well as with gamers who are not artists in order to get feedback from varied sources. We will talk about collage as art assets and illustrations for games, games that use collage as a mechanic, and game diffusion models. Artists will leave the residency with a plan for finishing and distributing their games or artwork. At Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2025 residency artists will be invited to debut their games.

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CALL TO ARTISTS


Collage on Screen Artist Residency

Early Deadline: Sunday, 14 July 2024. In five virtual meetings over five weeks and through ongoing, online discussion, we will explore the history of collage on screen and the various ways that collage makes its way to the screen and how collage artists operate in the space of moving images and sound. Unlike two-dimensional art, collage on screen is temporal art, meaning it moves through time. Because of this, viewers experience Collage on Screen not as a linear series of images but as an immersive experience. This residency asks, How do we, as collage artists, make artwork that speaks to that? Residents will make a 30 second film that will be considered for Collage on Screen at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2025. If selected, the film will be included in Kolaj Institute’s traveling screening program. Artists may also choose to make longer works which will also be considered. Read the full Call to Artists on the website.

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Standard Processes in Dressmaking


Standard Processes in Dressmaking is a collaged altered book by nine members of the International Collage Community. Using E. Lucy Towers's iconic, 1948 instruction manual as a point of departure, artists added fragments to the pages of the book as a means of exploring womanhood and fashion. The result is a collaborative meditation on how the clothes we wear shape identity, meaning, and place in the world.

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Collage Street Art: New Orleans


What happens when you take collage to where the people are? Kolaj Street Krewe is an international group of artists exploring the role of collage in street art as a practice and phenomenon since 2018. In June 2023, a dozen artists gathered in New Orleans for a week-long, in-person artist residency. This zine is a document of what they made.

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Kolaj #39

Taking Joy in the Joy of Others; Cherishing the Beauty of Ephemeral Objects; Migrating Forces; Street Art and Community; Preservation Stations; The Comfort of Crows; Where Words Cannot...Kolaj 39 is chock full of news, ideas, thinking about collage and its place in the world. LEARN MORE


Kolaj Magazine exists to show how the world of collage is rich, layered, and thick with complexity. By remixing history and culture, collage artists forge new thinking. To understand collage is to reshape one's thinking of art history and redefine the canon of visual culture that informs the present.

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World Collage Day 2024 Special Edition

In honor of World Collage Day, 11 May 2024, Kolaj Magazine released a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of Cut-Out Pages and stories from inspiring collage artists. The Special Edition also includes an interview with 2024 World Collage Day Poster Artist Ali AlShaikh.




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Collage Artist Trading Cards Pack Nine


Kasini House Artshop works with the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory to produce curated packs of the Collage Artist Trading Cards. Each card is a full color, 5.5” x 3.5” postcard with rounded corners. An example of an artist’s work is on the front of the card and the artist’s public contact information is on the back. Collage Artist Trading Cards come in packs of 15.

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About Kolaj Magazine


Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. We are interested in collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini. Visit Kolaj Magazine online.


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About Kolaj Institute


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.


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