- 17 February 2020
Tickets are now on sale for Cutting Edge: Collage in Britain 1945 to Now, a conference taking place at Tate Britain on 27 March from 4pm–6.30pm and on 28 March from 10am–5pm.
Since the Second World War, collage has provided artists working in Britain with a complex and critical mode of creative practice. From the fractured aesthetics of brutalism and the borrowed motifs of Pop to the countercultural graphics of punk and the subversive ephemera of feminist collectives and the layered poetics of self-exile and transnational identity, collage has offered a vital means to repurpose the visual and textual materials of a common culture.
At key moments of socio-political struggle, collage has been mobilised to suggest alternative viewpoints, to dismantle dominant narratives, and to offer searing and satirical forms of critique. Cutting Edge: Collage in Britain, 1945 to Now locates collage at the vanguard of artistic production. It poses new questions about the materialities and technologies of collage, as well as the methodologies and historiographies through which we encounter it today. An international array of speakers present fresh perspectives on collage as process and as object, and on its contribution to modern and contemporary visual art in Britain and beyond.
For the full programme and to buy tickets, please visit the Tate website.
This two-day conference is organised in conjunction with the Tate Britain Spotlight display Vital Fragments: Nigel Henderson and the Art of Collage, open until 5 April 2020.