Reinventing the Wheel

Wheels Up by Ric Kasini Kadour
Courtesy of the artist.


Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage at Scottish National Galleries

In Kolaj #27, Editor Ric Kasini Kadour offers a take on “Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage” at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

“In Kolaj 17, we lamented the bastard status of collage in the larger art world. “Therein lies the problem when collage crosses the minds of editors and exhibition programmers. ‘Let’s have a show about collage’ is as brilliant a curatorial statement as ‘let’s show some paintings’ and yet, nothing seems to stop a parade of exhibitions titled ‘Cut and Paste’ from crossing our desks.” At Kolaj Fest New Orleans, I may have playfully suggested physical violence to anyone who called their exhibition “Cut and Paste”. Bemoaning the poor treatment of collage by institutional curators has become a favourite pastime of mine. By now, dear reader, you may be waiting for me to unload on the Scottish National Gallery exhibition, but I cannot do that.”

Read Kadour’s full commentary in the print edition of KOLAJ #27

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