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Overview

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? These are the questions we will explore at the COLLAGE::BOOKS Symposium, a day-long meeting of artists and art professionals interested in the book as art practice, art work, or as a vehicle for diffusing and sharing ideas about art.

Events

Meet & Greet, October 3rd, 5-7PM DETAILS

Symposium, October 4th, 11AM-5PM DETAILS

Art Book Fair, October 5-6th, Noon to 6PM DETAILS

Volume 2 MTL, October 1st-6th DETAILS

How to Attend

DATE: Friday, October 4, 2019
TIME: 11AM-5PM
LOCATION: Anteism Project Space
ADDRESS:
435 Beaubien West, Montreal, Quebec

FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

COLLAGE::BOOKS takes place at Anteism Project Space, 435 Beaubien West (ground floor) at the corner of Durocher in Outremont, Friday, October 4, 2019, 11AM-5PM . Doors open at 10:30AM. The event is free to attend, but please register in advance. Registered attendees will receive updates about the program and other events. 

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The symposium is free. When you register, you may also order the symposium book, The Book as a Place of Collage, for only $20, which you can pick up when you attend the symposium.

Meet & Greet
Thursday, 5-7PM

Siboire
5101 boulevard St-Laurent (corner of rue Laurier), Montreal H2T 1R9

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Meet COLLAGE::BOOKS presenters, organizers and participants at an informal gathering at this popular microbrewery. Light snacks will be provided. We have some tables reserved. Stop by and say hi.

To come by public transport, ride the 55 bus up St-Laurent to Laurier or take the Orange Line towards Montmorency and get off at Laurier and walk west toward St-Laurent (about 10 minutes).

Program

The day begins with a session in which we frame the conversation about collage and the book. We will compare the book against the exhibition as a means of diffusion. We will present a taxonomy of various books and publishing activities, and then we will discuss the function of the book in art practice, for art professionals, for viewer or collector. After a break, we will move to artist presentations. This will be the bulk of the day. In the final session, we will identify strategies for supporting the book as a means of distribution. The final session will be structured in a way that articulates general strategies and recommendations to artists, galleries, art centers, museums, libraries, and booksellers.

Meet the Presenters

Allan Bealy
Brooklyn, New York

Stephen Schaub
Pawlet, Vermont

Guylaine Couture
Montreal, Quebec

Chris Maddox
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jana Zimmer
Santa Barbara, California

Andrea Burgay
Brooklyn, New York

Katana Lippart
Brunswick, Maryland

Karah Lain
San Diego, California

Joshua Field
Denver, Colorado


Moderated by
Ric Kasini Kadour
Editor, Kolaj Magazine
Montreal, Quebec & New Orleans, Louisiana

Get The Book

PRE-ORDER THE BOOK

The book will ship the week of October 10th, 2019. Pre-Order your copy today.

NEW PUBLICATION

The Book as a Place of Collage

The companion to COLLAGE::BOOKS, a symposium about the role of publishing in collage, considers as a point of departure that the book, not the gallery, is the best place to experience collage. In this book, Kolaj Magazine Editor Ric Kasini Kadour investigates this idea using examples from the magazine's collection of collage books and work by presenters are the symposium, Kadour traces the history of collage publishing, offers a taxonomy of various publishing activities, and discusses the function of the book in art practice, for art professionals, for viewer or collector. After the symposium, the book will include a statement identifying strategies for supporting the book as a means of distribution and (like exhibition) as a viable and respected part of an artist's practice. 

About Volume 2 MTL

COLLAGE::BOOKS is part of Volume 2 MTL, Montreal's Art Book Fair, taking place October 1-6, 2019 at various locations in Montreal, with an Art Book Fair at SAT, 1201 St-Laurent, on October 5-6, Noon-6PM. Visit the event for more information and a complete fair program.

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Sponsors

COLLAGE::BOOKS Symposium is made possible
through support from VOLUME 2 MTL
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About Kolaj Magazine

Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed magazine about contemporary collage. We are interested in how collage is made, how collage is exhibited, and how collage is collected. We are interested in the role collage plays in contemporary visual culture. Kolaj is a full colour, internationally-oriented art magazine. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini. Visit Kolaj Magazine online.

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