In its first year, Kolaj explored collage’s role in the world of contemporary art; asked the question “Is this collage?”; informed readers about collage exhibitions and events; and, most importantly, shined a spotlight on the work of collage artists from around the world.
The Kolaj Year One Collector’s Pack is a collection of the first four issues of the magazine.
Issue One: Let’s Get This Collage Started
Kolaj Editor Benoit Depelteau interviews Boston-based Fred Free whose work is on the cover. Jp King writes about the disfigurative collage of James Gallagher and Sophie Jodoin. We learn that Liz Cohn is playing with a full deck in Portland, Oregon. Billy Mavreas tells us about Felix Morel’s overwhelming visions. Audrey Smith shows us her studio. Portfolios from collage artists in Hartford, Connecticut; Chicago, Illinois; New York City; Madrid, Spain; & Johannesburg, South Africa
Issue Two: Is This Collage?
Sejma Prodanovic’s collage is on the cover. Ric Kasini Kadour tells how Venezuelan collage artist Alejandro Otero brought modernity to his country. Kolaj editor Benoit Depelteau investigates collage as process with artist Emmanuel Laflamme. Billy Mavreas’ “Collage Today & Everyday” explores collage culture. Cory W. Peeke talks with four collage artists about their love of vintage materials. Edvard Derkert comments on urban postering as an act of collage. Ariane Fairlie presents an artist profile of Jessica Korderas, who makes collages in resin. Müge Akçakoca reviews “Cut & Paste” at Gallery Ilayda in Istanbul, Turkey. Cory W. Peeke reviews the artist catalogue Implications: John Hundt. Ric Kasini Kadour reviews Matthew Cusick’s “The Mind Is Its Own Place” at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery. Carolina Chocron shows us her studio. Portfolios from collage artists Belgrade, Serbia; Seattle, Washington, USA; Paris, France; Shropshire, England; and Austin, Texas, USA
Issue Three: Fragments & Ideas?
On the front cover we feature a work by Toronto artist Jacob Whibley & on the back cover a collage by David King. We take the unusual road to Laura Stanziola’s Uncanny Artist collage specialty shop. Billy Mavreas explores the fields of textures & plans of resonance of Toronto-based Jacob Whibley. Cory W. Peeke sits down and talks about the macro and the micro with David King. Ric Kasini Kadour explores collage’s role in the darker side of Pop Art at the Whitney Museum in New York. Benoit Depelteau reviews the book Modern Vintage Illustration by Martin Dawber. Paul Bright reviews Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey at Reynolda House Museum of Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Claudia Eve Beauchesne reviews Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. We go in the studio with Marian Williams. Portfolios from collage artists Berlin, Germany; Salem, Oregon; Halifax, Nova Scotia; London, England; and Los Angeles, California.
Issue Four: Evolving Collage
Nadine Boughton’s Ravished is on the cover. Editor Benoit Depelteau reflects on the magazine’s first year. Veeranganakumari Solanki profiles the magical realism of Manjunath Kamath. Cory Peeke tells us all about collage on Tumblr. Shane De Lange profiles South African artist Asha Zero. Paul Bright reports on collage at Volta NY and The Armory Show. We review the The Collage Workbook, Sojourner Truth Parsons at Katherine Mulherin Contemporary, and Peter Hutchinson at Freight+Volume Gallery. Nikki Soppelsa shows us her studio. We take a look at portfolios Gloucester, Massachusetts; Etampes, France; Laval, Quebec; Austin, Texas; and Ottawa, Ontario.
The Kolaj Year One Collector’s Pack includes issues 1-4 of Kolaj.
Details: 10″x8″ | saddle stitched |
ISSN 1927-6893 | Published by Maison Kasini
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