Monday, October 3, 2016

Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead



Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead

Call for Works! Deadline Oct 29, 2016

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (collagemuseum.com) with the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists (collagist.org)  in Santa Fe, New Mexico invites you to contribute to our celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of DADA! Because The Archives are in Santa Fe, we will also be setting up our first annual Mexican Style Ofrenda (offering) to honor our artistic ancestors. This year we will be celebrating the collage/assemblage Dada artists including Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, Man Ray, John Heartfield, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Raoul Hausmann, etc.

The International Post-Dogmatist Group’s Office of the Postulator-General will also be holding a historic Canonization Ceremony for Master (Herr) Kurt Schwitters of Hanover at the opening!

WHAT TO SEND: We are asking you to make a collage in the spirit of Dada such as using chance operations or any other dada technique - send a Merz work - an object for the Ofrenda dedicted to one or more of the DADA artists – send an collage or assemblage homage in the style of one of the DADA artists -  Keep it smallish – 14x11 inches or smaller. Ready to hang is best.

TERMS: There are: NO FEES, NO JURY, NO RETURNS! Your contribution WILL be exhibited and will become a part of the permanent collection of the IMCAC Archives for possible use in future exhibitions and/or publications.

DOCUMENTATION: Your contribution will be exhibited beginning with the opening November 4, 2016 and continue through January 2017. The works will be on permanent exhibit online on our 2016 inventory blog under “Dada Centennial” with a possible catalog produced. 

DEADLINE: Please have works in by October 29, 2016! (late works will be added to the exhibition but please be on time if possible) NO TIME TO FRET, JUST DO IT.

Send works to:
Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead
4810 West Alameda Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
Tel. 505-303-3034

Supported in part by subscribing members of  the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists. Please become a subscribing member.

15 comments:

  1. Would digital collage be accepted? Also, is framing mandatory? I wouldn't mind if my work was put up with pins, magnets, or clips

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  2. Would digital collage be accepted? Also, is framing mandatory? I wouldn't mind if my work was put up with pins, magnets, or clips

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  3. Yes that is fine. framing is not mandatory.

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  4. I am excited to be entering my piece: "Homage to Schwitters" for this exhibit. Way to go! Celebrating 100 years of Dada.

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  5. Hello,
    I wanted to inquire about submission for the upcoming Dada show. I understand if we submit artworks for the show we won't receive it back, but if we submit is it guaranteed that it will be exhibited? If not what would be the reason for works to not be exhibited? Thank you for your time.
    Sincerely, Brittany

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    1. Brittany, All works exhibited through the end of January 2017, then archived in the collection and used for future display and study. Hope you participate!

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    3. Hi Cecil,
      I sent my artwork off this week. I tracked the package and it arrived on October 22nd. It was really exciting to make an artwork special for the Museum. Would you like me to send a digital image of the artwork for your inventory, if so what email would you like me to send the copy too? I can't wait to participate in future shows!

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    4. Hi Brittany. your work arrived send digital to touchon@gmail.com

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  6. I just mailed my piece "strange new world" to you today ! I had so much fun making it - it was my first paper collage and also first dada work for me ... I quickly made a second and collecting bits for more to come ... thank you for inspiring me to do this ... Dada !

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    1. Fantastic Lori! I'll watch for it. Send a digital for the inventory blog with details if possible.

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    2. I have a photo to send - which email address should I use - Lori

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  7. We will also be pulling out related works from the collection to display. This will be a large international exhibition. A catalog is in the works as well.

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