By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

Collage is revolution, passion, disruption, and is regarded as an essential driving force for change in 21st century art. Collage appeared during the Industrial Revolution. It is impossible to ascribe to a specific art movement and it uses countless materials, leaving previous means of artistic representation obsolete.

Collage has arrived to the present intact, though with power to reinvent itself

Gestalten are great experts and admires of collage’s power of seduction and subversion. Back in 2013, they published The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art, a book gathering collages influenced by the Enlightenment, painting and photography that played with abstraction, constructivism, surrealism and Dadaism. Now they are back with the wonderful The Age of Collage Vol. 2: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art, an anthology of 70 collage artists that include renowned names  such as John Baldessari and Richard Prince and young talents such as Lola Dupré or Mat Maitland-libro. Guest editor for this edition is artist, musician and author Dennis Busch, known for his radical collages and for his privileged knowledge of the contemporary collage scene.