1 week ago
As I wrote earlier on this week, I'm curating Cut Me Up's fourth issue. I'm really excited about it. Here's my call for submission, hoping it moves you to grab your cutting weapons of choice and start working to submit your work (check link in bio).
"Now: Burning Bridges to the Past.
After being one of the most defining elements of 20th century contemporary art, collage has slowly, but persistently, lost its revolutionary aspects. It has become something shallower and emptier: an aesthetic. Collage, for many, is more a fixed combination of pre-defined elements (vintage, surreal, funny, etc.) than a medium that provides endless freedom to turn ideas into images in infinite ways.
Cut Me Up is a direct attack on this stale state of collage. Having to use collage as the main source to create more collage forces a fresh approach. Reappropriation of contemporary artworks, as opposed to forgotten cultural relics, compels us to examine our relationships to the materials we work with. It forces a breaking away from habitual patterns. In the process of transforming contemporary works the Cut Me Up audience shifts roles — the viewer/consumer of contemporary culture becomes the creator.
For Cut Me Up: Issue 4, I’d like to extend these ideas and unleash the possibilities of collage to respond to the present moment. Inspired by the innovative and radical spirit of the DADA movement, I encourage dynamic responses to contemporary culture through critique and social commentary."
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