The Ends of Collage

The Ends of Collage

The Ends of Collage
Luxembourg & Dayan
New York, 64 Eeast 77th Street

For this continent-spanning group exhibition, Luxembourg & Dayan brings together a stunning checklist including some of the foremost artists of the 20th century. Organized by Yuval Etgar, The Ends of Collage approaches to collage both as a performative gesture and an alternative mode of thinking. The acts of cutting, adjusting, and pasting are interpreted as equally tactile and intellectual associations with artistic source material. Disappearance of the physical hand with the rapid evolvement of technological means in art may signify drastic changes in collage making; however, pioneering examples of this genre continue to intrigue and challenge the viewer in terms of suggesting offbeat versions of the reality. 

John Stezaker, Untitled, 2015, Collage ©The artist,     2016.     Courtesy     The     Approach     London.     Photo/     FXP     Photography

John Stezaker, Untitled, 2015, Collage ©The artist,     2016.     Courtesy     The     Approach     London.     Photo/     FXP     Photography

The exhibition, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Lee Krasner, Elizabeth Price and numerous other names, will proceed with its London leg in March. In New York installment, curator Etgar focuses on gestural and physical aspects of collage making and studies the modes of “dissecting” an image. “In a time where the terms ‘cut’ and ‘paste’ refer more often to allegorical and digital operations than to the use of scissors and glue, it seems imperative to go back and examine the technical invention that lies on the historical seam between pictures and images, between manual craft and the meditated reality of the digital age,” explains the curator about the relevance of the genre for today’s art.

On view through April 16, 2017

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner

Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby