Blue - World Collage Day 2021
To celebrate World Collage day ¹ , on May 8 2021, Quebec Collage invited professional and beginners collagists around the world to create a mostly blue collage.
Blue, a color and an emotion, to feel blue or have the blues (in French, avoir les blues). This important color influenced Picasso at the beginning (the blue period), it was for him a dark period filled with melancholy, poverty and emotional fragility. This open call suggested collagists to thinking about this thematic by making a parallel between this period and the period in which we live, or just created freely by respecting the color constraint.
Almost 100 collages were received! Thanks to the collagists who made this call a success! Long live to collage!
Have a nice virtual visit of this project !
TESTIMONIALS FROM COLLAGISTS
To celebrate International Collage Day, we have selected a few testimonials from collagists who answered the very simple question :
Why do you love collage ?
I cut and I paste pieces of reality on paper, to re-create, as a series of small life decisions, a new version of the truth. Sometimes abundant and chaotic, sometimes refined and poetic. Each of my actions is guided by boldness. I wrinkle, I tear. What if I went to the point of no return? The cutting is never perfect. Neither is life. But this is how I move towards balance, where everyting goes well in the best of chaos.
¹ About collage world day :
In 2018, Kolaj Magazine initiated World Collage Day, an international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. We invited artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. We saw fifty events in twenty-five countries and thousands of posts on social media using the hashtag, #worldcollageday. The succeeding years, the event continues to grow.