From February 15th to March 3rd 2018, Retroavangarda organized the International Collage Exhibition – it was the first edition of this event, marking the beginning of a series of collage exhibitions.
The collection was displayed in Korekta Gallery – a small gallery of contemporary art located in the centre of Warsaw, and it showcased artworks of 24 artists from all over the world. Collage has been very popular for years, both in Poland and in other countries – there are many artists specialized in this technique. However, in Poland there has yet to be an exhibition showcasing so many great collage artists from all over the world at once.
All artists who were presented at the exhibition can also be found in Retroavangarda’s virtual Gallery of Friend, and that is also where the idea of the event sprouted. The virtual gallery turned into a real life event in the very center of Warsaw!
The curators of the exhibition are dr Anna Kłos (founder of Retroavangarda) and dr Dariusz Mlącki (owner of Korekta Gallery)
Artists that took part in the exhibition:
Allan Bealy (United States), Marta Caban (Poland), Da Collages (France), Vincent Demol (Belgium), Cinzia Farina (Italy), Antonio Martin Ferrand (Spain), William Hemmerdinger (United States), Aram Huerta (Mexico), Gene Johnson (United States), Anna Kłos (Poland), Marko Köppe (Germany), Suze LaRousse (Austria), Magda Łuczyńska (Poland), Koji Nagai (Japan), Wim Nival (Belgium), Mauricio Planel Rossiello (Brasil), Alvaro Sanchez (Guatemala), Anna Sandalaki (Greece), Christopher Scott (Ecuador), Jonathan Sirit (Venezuela / Spain), Pere Sousa (Spain), Magda Tertelis (Poland), Sara Vattano (Italy), Pola Vesper (Poland).
The guests have also met with a special surprise. Apart from the contemporary artworks, the exhibition presented an original piece by Kurt Schwitters – the 20th century master of international collage.
Main organizer: Retroavangarda
Partners: Galeria Korekta and WIT Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki Stosowanej i Zarządzania– wit.edu.pl
Music by darkest birds – darkestbirds.com
text by Anna Klos
translation by Karolina Klos
Here are some of the works from the exhibition: