Kolaj Fest New Orleans: Call for Papers, Artists & Projects


Call for Papers, Artists & Projects

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium July 10-14, 2019. Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage (how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, and a phenomenon).

Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. The general public will be invited to join us for gallery visits, evening presentations, and collage making.

The Call for Papers and the Call for Artists & Projects is how you tell us that you would like to take on a presenting role at Kolaj Fest New Orleans.

The program at Kolaj Fest will be a unique experience. Our aim is to breakdown hierarchy and foster dialogue among art professionals working in a variety of capacities. To that end, the editorial staff of the magazine will work with presenters to craft a program.

In seeking academics to participate, we are particularly interested in: historical perspectives, art world economics, the role collage has played in an artist’s practice (particularly when their final work isn’t collage per se); mash up culture; the relationship between contemporary art and society; museum issues; surveys of how collage was presented in exhibition; collections where collage plays a central role; the role of collage in various art movements (Modernism, Surrealism, Pop Art, etc.); utopian and dystopian imagery in art; art’s role in the current political moment and, in particular, how art responds to sexism and racism; notions of power in the art world and its impact on collage. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

See the Call for Papers.

In seeking artists to participate, we wish to know what stories you have to share. We are particularly interested in one’s experience as an artist: making art, showing art, selling art, identifying as an artist or a collagist, how the artist participates both in an art community and in society in general. We are interested in artists open to sharing how they navigate the art world. And we are interested in various approaches and strategies for collage making. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

See the Call for Artists & Projects.

To get an idea of the sorts of projects we seek, we strongly encourage you to review the 2018 program prior to submitting. The deadline to submit is March 18th, 2019. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Kasini House will notify Submitters via email no later than April 15th, 2019.

Please send an email to editor@kolajmagazine.com.

(If you cannot attend Kolaj Fest New Orleans, consider submitting to Kolaj Magazine another way. MORE INFO)

About Kolaj Fest New Orleans
Kolaj Fest New Orleans is produced by Kolaj, an internationally-oriented, printed magazine about contemporary collage. Kolaj Fest New Orleans would not be possible without the support of Press Street, Antenna Gallery, Kolaj Magazine and Kasini House. Kolaj Fest New Orleans is made possible through a generous gift from Laurie and Doug Kanyer. WEBSITE