The Lake Book review of "The Lake" by Banana Yoshimoto. Translated by Michael Emmerich and published by Melville House in 2011. This review is part of the October 2011 issue of The Collagist
Collagist, John Digby, introduces his work and techniques Collagist, John Digby of Oyster Bay, NY, introduces his work, techniques, and inspirations. This video is part of the Meet the Maker program by Think Long Island First. More at . It was filmed on October 5th, 2012, in Oyster Bay, NY.
Nicole Macdonald at the Detroit Motor City Brewing Works Gallery Nicole Macdonald, photographer filmmaker and collagist, showing recent works incorporating city scenes with fantasy and literary figures
CUT AND PASTE "Cut and Paste'' bar is about to open soon, 6/7th of june 2009, (New Collagist movie, edited by Joost Kleuskens, 2009)
Collagist: The Old Garden Book review of the novel, "The Old Garden" by Hwang Sok-yong. Translated by Jay Oh. Published by Seven Stories Press This book review is part of the April 2010 issue of The Collagist.
John Chamberlain & Collage at the Guggenheim Visit to watch the extended video, view the online exhibition, and more. John Chamberlain: Choices at the Guggenheim, Feb 24--May 13, 2012 Investigating John Chamberlain's use of collage, Guggenheim curator Susan Davidson identifies a key aspect of his working method and his success as an artist within this selected clip from the John Chamberlain: Choices exhibition video. Emphasizing his use of scale and collage, Davidson offers the following explanation for the title of the show: "Choice is very much part of Chamberlain's working process—he chose the materials that he worked with, and he chose how they fit together. Fit and choice have been guiding principles in Chamberlain's working method throughout his career and in assembling the various parts that make up the sculptures on the museum's ramps . . . he was in fact a type of collagist. It is this aspect that astounded critics and captured the imagination of fellow artists." Curated by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, and Helen Hsu, Assistant Curator. John Chamberlain: Choices is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Leadership Committee for John Chamberlain: Choices, chaired by Larry Gagosian, is gratefully acknowledged. © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All rights reserved.
Collagist: "The Bigness of the World" Book review of Lori Ostlund's collection of stories, titled "The Bigness of the World." Part of the November 2009 issue of The Collagist.
The Real Venus Not so far from us, Venus is the nearest planet to Earth in distance at about 41 million km (25.4 million mi) away at its closest approach. Depending on where Earth and Venus are in their respective orbits, it can be anything between roughly 25 million miles and 160 million miles. further insights into the oddities of our twin planet !
Collagist - Breakwater House Book review of the novel "The Breakwater House" by Pascale Quiviger. Translated by Lazar Lederhendler. Published by House of Anansi. This book review is part of the June 2010 issue of The Collagist.
Collagist: My Bird Book review of Fariba Vafi's novel, "My Bird." (Syracuse University Press, 2009). This is the acclaimed Iranian author's first novel to be translated into English. Translators from the Persian are Mahnaz Kousha and Nasrin Jewell; afterword by Farzaneh Milani. This book review is part of the January 2010 issue of The Collagist.
Mademoi (Photographs by Marcel Mariën) Marcel Mariën (April 29, 1920, Antwerp -- September 19, 1993, Brussels) was a Belgian surrealist (later Situationist), poet, essayist, photographer, collagist, filmmaker, and maker of objects. Mariën is one of the most intriguing and elusive figures in the Belgian wing of the Surrealist movement. He was not only an artist, but also a publisher, a bookseller, a sailor, a journalist in China and an elaborate Surrealist prankster. Music by Brian Eno, extracts from 'Music for Films - Volume 2'.
This is not a Fashion Show Kelly K. and Johanna S. Edited by Bejank van Herwijnen
Collagist: "Brecht at Night" Book review of Mati Unt's novel, titled "Brecht at Night" and translated by Eric Dickens (Dalkey Archive). Part of the September 2009 issue of The Collagist.
Best European Fiction 2011 Book review of the anthology "Best European Fiction 2011," edited by Aleksandar Hemon and with a preface by Colum McCann. Published by Dalkey Archive Press. This book review is part of the December 2010 issue of The Collagist.
George Manupelli - An Unauthorized History Brought to you by UM School of Art & Design. Thursday, March 26, 2009 Filmmaker, painter, collagist, activist and contrarian George Manupelli is the founder of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. In 1963, while teaching at the UM School of Art & Design and collaborating with the ONCE Group, he established the Ann Arbor Film Festival as a counterpoint to the New York destination art world. Manupelli directed the festival for 20 years defining it with his aesthetic sense of festival as event and film as art. He made numerous films while in Ann Arbor including the Dr. Chicago trilogy. Over 400 exhibitions of his art works, films, music, and performance pieces have been held throughout Europe, North, Central and South America. With support from the 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival. art-design.umich.edu
Collagist: Broken Glass Park Book review of the novel "Broken Glass Park" by Alina Bronsky. Translated by Tim Mohr. Published by Europa Editions. This book review is part of the May 2010 issue of The Collagist.
Mural Arts: Poetry Jam Session The Mural Arts Poetry Jam Session was a FREE, interactive, outdoor event celebrating the new Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection, which honors Philadelphia's African American history, traditions, and culture. Five celebrated Philadelphia-based poets shared commissioned poems inspired by dynamic murals in the Collection. The poets include: Greg "Just Greg" Corbin (Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement/PYPM); Theodore Harris (muralist, poet, collagist); Trapeta B. Mayson (Pew Fellow, artist-in-residence at Art Sanctuary); Yolanda Wisher (Mural Arts Program's Director of Art Education, Founder of Germantown Poetry Festival). In addition, participants from the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) took to the stage to share their poetic craft, followed by an open mic for poets who want to present works based on the Collection. DJ Statik of the Illvibe Collective provided music for everyone to enjoy. Sponsored by: PNC Arts Alive, The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Engage 2020, Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
Best European Fiction 2012 Review of BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2012, edited by Aleksandar Hemon and published by Dalkey Archive Press This video is part of the January 2012 issue of The Collagist.
DE BLAUWE SHOW (THE BLUE SHOW) Kelly K. and Johanna S.
Collagist: Eden Springs Book review of the novel, "Eden Springs" by Laura Kasischke This book review is part of the March 2010 issue of The Collagist.
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche - FLUXe Interactive Art Experience For one sleepless night at Scotiabank's Nuit Blanche, people from all over the world participated in a magical interactive art experience. Together, they reinvented the playful art of finger painting by using enigmatic brush patterns created by nine world-renowned artists. The artists involved span an eclectic range of styles, some notables include Canada's own Oscar nominated and Emmy award winner Alex Kurina, Italian collagist Lorenzo Petrantoni whom has created editorial work for News Week featuring Barak Obama, photographer film director and visionary Zena Holloway who photographs enigmatic fashion narratives under water. Hugh Elliot new media artist who has repurposed his "Movies in Haiku" series of screen prints featuring American Beauty, the Goonies and Fight Club. Please "Like" our Facebook page for a good cause. For every "Like" we get on the page, Scotiabank will donate $1 to the Arts for Children and youth organization. The AFCY is an inspiring arts organization that allows kids in high priority communities to experience grass roots art in education. FB/scotiabanknuitblanchefluxe
Collagist: All Fall Down Book review of Mary Caponegro's collection of stories, titled "All Fall Down." (Coffee House Press, 2009) Part of the December 2009 issue of The Collagist.
Creative Quotations from Romare Howard Bearden for Sep 2 A thought provoking collection of Creative Quotations from Romare Howard Bearden (1914-1988); born on Sep 2. US artist, collagist; He was America's foremost collagist portraying images common to all cultures.
Franklin Park Reading Series - Sarah Rose Etter SARAH ROSE ETTER is the author of Tongue Party (Caketrain Press), which was selected by Deb Olin Unferth as the winner of the 2010 Caketrain chapbook competition. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Collagist, Flatmancrooked, PANK Magazine, elimae, The Baltimore Review, and elsewhere. Her stories have also been performed in London by the Liars' League. She earned her BA in English from Pennsylvania State University and her MFA in Fiction from Rosemont College. She lives in Philadelphia, where she is co-curator of the Tire Fire readings. Ourmonthly readings happen every Second Monday at the Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We feature emerging and established fiction writers, memoirists, poets, storytellers, and comedians (and the occasional musician). Whenever possible, we draw from the local talent pool. And we love to showcase a wide range of voices, reflecting the diversity of the Crown Heights community. Franklin Park, our venue, is a true neighborhood bar, where oldtimers and newbies kick back in a leafy courtyard and two indoor areas. The series has been recommended by the New York Times, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, Time Out, the Village Voice, New York Press, The Brooklyn Paper, and other publications. The L Magazine gave the Franklin Park Reading Series a 2011 Brooklyn Bar Award for "best readings." Facebook Page: Video by Bentley McBentleson at O-Patch Productions: www.o-
The Book of Happenstance Review of the novel "The Book of Happenstance" by Ingrid Winterbach. Translated from Afrikaans by Dirk Winterbach and Ingrid Winterbach. Published by Open Letter Books in 2011. This book review is part of the June 2011 issue of The Collagist. Part of a video review series on African literature.
Fame Book review of the novel "Fame" by Daniel Kehlmann. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway. Published by Pantheon This book review is part of the October 2010 issue of The Collagist.
Wangechi Mutu My Dirty Little Heaven November 18, 2010 Wangechi Mutu My Dirty Little Heaven Kenyan born and New York-based collagist and painter Wangechi Mutu creates work that critiques gender, culture and mass media imagery. Exploring the female body as a site of engagement and provocation, Mutu‚Äôs work is frequently populated by hybrid figures that possess an almost abject beauty. The artist samples imagery from disparate sources ‚Äì medical diagrams, fashion magazines, anthropology and botany texts, ***ography, and traditional African arts. The artist‚Äôs signature aesthetic utilizes tactile and fleshy surfaces to readily engage in her own unique form of myth-making. With support from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), Chelsea River Gallery, UM Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Simon's Quest Brian Oliu giving a reading of Simon's Quest from the November 2009 Issue of 'The Collagist'. Check out The Collagist at and read the story at http Brian's personal website is at
Chattering Book review of "Chattering" by Louise Stern. Published by Granta in 2010 and House of Anansi in 2011. This review is part of the November 2011 issue of The Collagist
Collagist: "Driftless" Book review of David Rhodes' novel, titled "Driftless" (Milkweed Editions). Part of the October 2009 issue of The Collagist.
I Curse the River of Time Book review of the novel "I Curse the River of Time" by Per Petterson. Translated by Charlotte Barslund, with Per Petterson. Published by Graywolf Press. This book review is part of the September 2010 issue of The Collagist.
Arrows of Rain Book review of the novel "Arrows of Rain" by Okey Ndibe. Published by Heinemann as part of the African Writers Series. This book review is part of the April 2011 issue of The Collagist.
Collagist: The Golden Calf Book review of the novel, "The Golden Calf" by Ilya Ilf & Evgeny Petrov, originally serialized in the Soviet Union in 1929-31. The publisher Open Letter and translator Konstantin Gurevich & Helen Anderson bring forth the first complete English translation of this hilarious Russian novel. Ostap Bender, our leading con man, is a classic figure in Russia; his story is told here with a sharp satirical eye and a bit of edge. This book review is part of the Febuary 2010 issue of The Collagist.
A Delayed Birthday Present (teaser) Kelly K. and Johanna S. Filmed and edited by Joost Kleuskens
Hygiene and the Assassin Book review of the novel "Hygiene and the Assassin" by Amélie Nothomb. Translated by Alison Anderson. Published by Europa Editions. This book review is part of the November 2010 issue of The Collagist.
Judy Pfaff: A Collagist in Space Described by the New York Times as "a collagist in space," artist Judy Pfaff creates sprawling sculptures and installations that utilize an intuitive approach coupled with intense planning. Indeed, her 1995 installation cirque, CIRQUE involves nine miles of metal tubing that soars through 700000 square feet of space. Using sculpture, paint, and architecture, she incorporates color into an organic two- and three-dimensional space. Although Pfaff uses steel, fiberglass, and plaster, she also draws upon found and natural objects. Her prints, layered and extremely complex, are among the most innovative examples of contemporary printmaking today. Winner of MacArthur and Guggenheim awards and an NEA grant, Pfaff lives and works in Kingston and Tivoli, New York. Pfaff served as the speaker for this year's final Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series, hosted by CFA. Hosted by the College of Fine Arts on March 28. 2011.
Collagist: "YOU: Or the Invention of Memory" Book review of Jonathan Baumbach's novel, titled "Driftless" (Rager Media). Part of the August 2009 issue of The Collagist.
How to Write About Africa Book review of "How To Write About Africa" by Binavanga Wainana. Published by Kwani Trust. This book review is part of the March 2011 issue of The Collagist. /the-collagist/
The Private Lives of Trees Book review of the novel "The Private Lives of Trees" by Alejandro Zambra. Translated by Megan McDowell. Published by Open Letter Books. This book review is part of the August 2010 issue of The Collagist.
The Healers Book review of the novel "The Healers" by Ayi Kwei Armah. Originally published in 1978 by Heinemann; republished in 2000 by Per Ankh, a collective publishing house in Senegal. This book review is part of the May 2011 issue of The Collagist.