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FRED (London) is delighted to have this opportunity to present an exhibition in celebration of Collage. Co-curated with New York gallerist and collage specialist Pavel Zoubok, this joint-exhibition provides a platform for contemporary American artists to show in London, many for the first time, alongside leading European artists represented by FRED. Both galleries have also brought together works by some of the foremost practitioners in Twentieth century Western art. The exhibition creates a unique grouping of work from this exciting field.

The exhibition features some sixty-nine artists from the last one hundred years, each working in very different ways, but all incorporating collage in its various forms into their practice. Historical figures including Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Cornell, Robert Motherwell, Ben Nicholson, Jacques Villeglé and Andy Warhol hang alongside contemporary practitioners such as Nora Aslan, John Evans, Ion Birladeanu, Nayland Blake, Ansuya Blom, Brice Brown, Jay Cloth, Dan Coombs, India Evans, Gilbert and George, Marcus Harvey, Susan Hiller, John Jodzio, Don Joint, Chantal Joffe, Grayson Perry, Maritta Tapanainen and Mark Wagner. For some, collage is an elemental driver in their methodology, but for others it is incidental or experimental, and has been included because it pushes at the edge of what it is that we accept the technique to be. There is a full list of the contributing artists on the following page.

Collage was pioneered by George Braque and Pablo Picasso in the early part of the last century, and derives from the French word coller, meaning to glue or paste. What we now readily accept as collage goes back hundreds of years, but it made a dramatic resurgence in the early part of the twentieth century and went from a form of novelty to one with a distinctive place in Modernist art. Made from an assemblage of different materials and forms, it is a work of formal art made from clippings and cuttings of paper, fabric, wood, ribbons, bits of photographs, printed material or found objects that have been stuck to a surface with purpose, and an element of incongruity, in their new juxtapositions and re-contextualisations.

In this technological age, where the making of digital images is ubiquitous and their manipulation widespread, collage continuous to hold its important place in the making of, and our understanding of, contemporary art.

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John Ashbery
Nora Aslan
Wilhemina Barns-Graham
Ion Birladeanu
Nayland Blake
Ansuya Blom
Brice Brown
Jay Cloth
Dan Coombs
Michael Cooper
Joseph Cornell
Robert Courtright
Matthew Cusick
Ian Dawson
Kate Davis
Jan Dibbets
John Digby
Godfried Donkor
Samantha Donnelly
Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Dzama
India Evans
John Evans
Ginnie Gardiner
Gilbert & George
James Gobel
Al Hansen
David Harrison
Marcus Harvey
Addie Herder
Susan Hiller
Paul Hosking
Derek Jarman
John Jodzio
Jerry Jofen
Chantel Joffe
Cletus Johnson
Ray Johnson
Don Joint
Chris Kenny
Jiri Kolar
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt
Andrew Logan
Andrew Mania
Margaret Mellis
Salvatore Meo
Robert Motherwell
Avis Newman
Ben Nicholson
Eduardo Paolozzi
Grayson Perry
David Poppie
Mac Premo
Penny Rockwell
Jacob Roepke
Barbara Sandler
Holli Schorno
Jeff Sonhouse
Dorothea Tanning
Maritta Tapanainen
Joe Tilson
Jacques Villegle
Mark Wagner
Andy Warhol
Dodi Wexler
C.K. Wilde
May Wilson
Trevor Winkfield

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