The Age of Collage 3
Contemporary Collage in Modern Art
Featuring dynamic works from the contemporary collage landscape, The Age of Collage Vol. 3 showcases a new crop of creative vanguards advancing the medium's possibilities, piece by piece, splice by splice. With its foundations in Surrealism and Dadaism, what was once a convention-defying practice has maintained a voice for generations. Equipped with a craft knife, paintbrush, stylus, or scissors, a collage artist’s toolkit is as varied as their output and this title brings their work back to the paper page. Investigating the varied aesthetic cues and cultural tropes that inspire their interdisciplinary approach, this comprehensive volume details more than 70 artists discovering new ways of elevating the genre.
Dennis Busch is an artist and author involved in shaping two gestalten classics, the essential art monographs The Age of Collage Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. A master of masking and the double-take, he brings a generous dose of surrealistic humor to classic cut-out techniques, forming strange and witty collages.
Francesca Gavin is a curator and writer based in London. She is the Art Editor of Twin and Good Trouble magazine, editor at large at Kaleidoscope and contributing editor at Beauty Papers. She was the co-curator of the Historical Exhibition of Manifesta11 and has curated exhibitions internationally including Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi (Somserset House), The Dark Cube (Palais de Tokyo), E-Vapor-8 (Site Sheffield), and The New Psychedelia (MU). Gavin has written six books including "Watch This Space', ‘The Book of Hearts’, ‘100 New Artists’ and ‘Hell Bound: New Gothic Art’, and contributed to numerous publications including The Financial Times, Dazed, wallpaper*, Mousse, AnOther, Cura and Newsweek. She has a monthly radio show Rough Version on NTS Radio on art and music which has been running for three and half years.